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Female Infantry Wants Front Lines

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April 19, 2016
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First Female Infantry Recruit Wants to be on the Front Lines

The Army's first female Infantry recruit appears to be eager and ready for her first deployment. Having served 3 1/2 years in law enforcement, she says it's her way to take it to the next level.

After 3½ years in law enforcement, “I was just ready to serve on a bigger level,” she said Tuesday, five days after she took the oath of enlistment to become the Army’s first female infantry recruit. “It’s been in my heart for awhile, and I finally, I just could not put it off any longer. I’m ready to do this. I’m ready to get this ball rolling.”

Grace Barnett, 25, started the process back in November 2015, and upon hearing combat roles would be open for women, was very interested in joining the Infantry.

When it was announced the jobs would be opened, infantry attracted Barnett immediately. She looked forward to “being on the front lines,” she said. “Being able to get down and dirty with it. Being able to be in the middle of it. Being able to serve and fight. Protect my country. Similar to law enforcement."

Read the rest of the story from Army Times.The introduction of women in combat roles certainly shows our military is a changing machine. Let us know what you think in the comments section and on social media.

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