Capt Katie Petronio

Capt Petronio is an engineer officer who has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Her article is written from the prospective of a female engineer officer.

Articles by this Author

The Marine Corps Times recently published a handful of articles in regard to opening Infantry Officer Course (IOC) to females and the possibility of integrating women into the infantry community. In mid- April the Commandant directed the "integration" of the first wave of female officers into IOC...
As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security.