Women's history month: 100th Anniversary of Women in the USMC

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In 1918, Opha May Johnson became the first woman to serve in the Marine Corps. 100 years later, we celebrate the accomplishments and legacy of all female Marines.

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1918
Opha May Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve

1943
The Marine Corps Women's Reserve was created

1948
The Women's Armed Services Integration Act

1950
The Marine Corps Women's Reserve was mobilized for the first time

1961
Bertha Billeb was the first female Marine promoted to sergeant major

1967
MSgt Barbara Dulinsky became the first female Marine to serve in a combat zone

1978
Margaret Brewer was the first female Marine promoted to general officer

1995
Sarah Deal became the first female Marine pilot

1996
Carol Mutter was the first female Marine to be promoted to lieutenant general

2009
The first all-female Marine team conducts mission in Southern Afghanistan

2017
The first women Marine graduated from the Infantry Officer Course
 
If they make it through TBS and graduate they are a Marine Officer no matter what their gender. Guys have flunked out.
 
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