(KGTV) - A female U.S. Marine has made history as the first female to graduate from the Infantry Officer Course in Virginia.
USMC said the lieutenant, who asked not to be identified, was one of 88 who graduated from the course in Quantico, Va.
She is the first to complete the course since the Marines opened all military occupational specialties to women in April 2016.
"I am proud of this officer and those in her class who have earned the infantry officer MOS," Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said. "Marines expect and rightfully deserve competent and capable leaders, and these IOC graduates met every training requirement as they prepare for the next challenge of leading infantry Marines; ultimately, in combat."
The Marines said in a release the officer's follow-on assignment will be to 1st Marine Division located at Camp Pendleton.
The Infantry Officer Course is a 13-week course that trains infantry and ground officers in "leadership, infantry skills, and character required to serve as infantry platoon commanders," according to USMC.
Marine leaders have been contemplating allowing women to go to boot camp here in San Diego, according to the Associated Press.