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Quantico Combat School Opened For Female Marines

April 25 2012


The U.S. Marine Corps is taking steps that could place women in front-line combat roles, reports the New York Times.

Forty women will be assigned to 19 combat battalions of six different types --- artillery, tank, assault amphibian, combat engineer, combat assault and low-altitude air defense, said Commandant Gen. James Amos.

The female Marines will serve in specialties they already have been trained in, such as administration, logistics, communications, supply or motor...

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