HISTORY 2011 Global War on Terror Through 2020

December 16, 2015

New Hairstyles

SSgt. Cherie Wright, Supply Chief with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Camp Lejeune, N.C., shows off her hairstyle,  which was approved by the Marine Corps, includes the authorization of both twist and lock hairstyles.

December 16, 2015

January 5, 2017

First Female Marines at 1/8

Three enlisted female Marines with infantry jobs join an infantry at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina-based First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment.   

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017

First Female Marines at 1/8

Three enlisted female Marines with infantry jobs join an infantry at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina-based First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment.   

January 5, 2017

August 2020

Infantry Officers Course

 

The Corps released a Marine ­message encouraging company officers who were ­denied the opportunity to attend Infantry Officer Course simply because they were women to request a lateral move into the infantry field.

August 2020

December 2020

The Fewer, The Proudest

As of 2020, women make up 8.9% of total active duty Marines. These numbers give the Marine Corps the lowest ratio of women in all of the U.S military branches.    

December 2020