A female Marine officer has graduated from the Scout Sniper Unit Leaders Course and is on track to become a future recon or sniper platoon commander.
The female lieutenant graduated from the arduous and physically demanding Infantry Officer Course only in summer 2018; only the second woman to accomplish the feat so far.
She is slated as a ground intelligence officer, which generally is considered a track route for future reconnaissance or sniper platoon commanders.
Marine Corps Training and Education Command confirmed to Marine Corps Times that the lieutenant graduated from the Scout Sniper Unit Leaders Course, held at Quantico, Virginia, in July.
It’s another sign of progress as women continue to integrate in previously closed combat related job fields.
The three-week sniper leaders course prepares junior officers and noncommissioned officers in the employment of Marine snipers.