Military: One Good Woman

One Good Woman

The familiar advertisement calls for "a few good men," but the Marine Corps manages to lure some pretty good women as well. Last week a Marine promotion board recommended the advancement of Colonel Gail Reals to brigadier general. A career officer with 30 years' experience, Reals, 49, is the first woman Marine to reach the one-star rank since the corps integrated its male and female ranks in 1981. After Senate confirmation, she will join eleven other female generals and admirals serving in the armed forces.

Reals joined the Marines as a stenographer, but graduated from Women's Officer Candidate School in 1961...

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