First mixed male-female boot camp for US Marine recruits
The Marine Corps had previously conducted separate training for men and women with gender-specific instructors.
In this 12-week cycle, which is presented as an experiment, about 50 women will go through the same training as their male counterparts, but will still be trained by females.
"This training cycle of about 300 recruits will provide Recruit Depot staff a unique opportunity to assess outcomes, achievements and challenges in training, logistics and resource impacts of this company training model," the Marines said.
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