U.S. Army Sniper School Sees First Female Graduate

A Montana woman is breaking glass ceilings in the military. A female soldier with the Montana National Guard has become the first woman to finish the Army’s sniper course, according to military officials.

The woman, whose name has not been released, just finished up the seven-week course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and it’s not an easy feat. The military describes the course as a program to turn students into “the most feared weapon on the battlefield.” This soldier enlisted in the National Guard last December and was sent to Fort Benning for basic and advanced individual training. The Army reports that she was recommended for the sniper course because of her “superior performance.”

“We are extremely proud of this soldier’s achievement and recognize that this is a milestone for not only Montana, but the entire National Guard and Army,” said Major General J. Peter Hronek, the adjutant general for Montana. And Captain Joshua O’Neill, a company commander at Fort Benning, says there “wasn’t a doubt in our minds that she would succeed in the U.S. Army sniper course,” adding that she “epitomizes what it means to be an infantry soldier.”

Source:NBC News

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