A female Marine infantry officer made history in September 2017 when she became the first woman to graduate from the Marine Corps’ backbreaking Infantry Officer Course.
Now, she’s the first and only female leading an infantry platoon ― 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines’ Echo Company, currently in northern Australia, according to The New York Times.
The Corps has gone to great lengths to keep the identity of the Marine private. But now, her name has been released.
First Lt. Marina A. Hierl is one of four platoon commanders of Echo Company, according to the Times.