5A Few Good Men

Why Men Should Mentor Women Well




January 30, 2016, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, “Home of Marine Artillery”

Second Lieutenant Virginia Brodie, United States Marine Corps, coated with a patina of dusty sweat, surveys the barren firing range where she is learning to be a Marine artillery officer. A recent graduate of the Marine Corps’ grueling indoctrination training for all incoming officers at The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia, she now stands on the precipice of becoming the first female officer in a combat military occupational specialty (MOS). Virginia’s path to Fort Sill was filled with challenges and hurdles that tested her physically, mentally, and emotionally, but soon she will achieve her goal of leading Marines—in ...

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