Loren Ross of Snohomish County, Washington became the second woman in the United States to enlist for Army combat infantry duty, a commitment the 17-year-old has undertaken to “make America proud,” Q13 Fox reported this week. Ross is set to begin basic training in June of next year and is preparing for her duties at Everett Army Career Center under Army Sergeant 1st Class Jason Hyde. “I prepare every day. I go out there and get my stuff done. Sergeant pushes me to my limits,” Ross said.
“When I told her that the infantry was open, her face lit up like a Christmas tree,” said Hyde. Citing Military.com, the Q13 Fox report said that the Army could have as many as 44 female infantry officers by spring 2017. The first woman to register was also from Washington.
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