For the first time in Marine Corps history, female Marines on Tuesday, March 6 checked into the Marine Combat Training Battalion within the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, military officials said.
The 40 female Marines, arriving from Parris Island, South Carolina, will be fully integrated with the male Marines at the platoon and squad level as part of Golf Company, said Capt. Joshua Pena.
The addition of the female Marines will not change the battalionâ€™s training or its training timeline, he said.
Once the rotation is at full capacity, there will be approximately 1,700 women trained at the Combat Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton. ...