A Few Good Women

“When I joined the Marine Corps in 1967, I did so because it offered me an opportunity to earn the respect of people in a superb organization, equal pay for equal work, and a way to learn about the world—by seeing it. That was also the year that the Women’s Armed Forces Service Integration Act … was amended to allow women the opportunity to be promoted to the rank of General. Little did I know then the implications that change in statute held for me.”

—Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters, Marine Corps

“As a woman Marine officer, I never let my gender play into my role as a leader. I found that if I ignored the fact that I was a woman, my Marines ...

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