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She's seen combat, jumped from planes & done time in DC. Now she sees every woman who wants to be a Marine.

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She sees every woman who wants to be a Marine

7 Apr 2010 |

New webcast interview: She's seen combat, jumped from planes & done time in DC. Now she sees every woman who wants to be a Marine. 

Lt. Col. Roberta Shea is a combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan with the combat action ribbon to prove it. She’s jumped from airplanes, directed the Commandant’s staff, served at Guantanamo Bay, seen time in both the enlisted and officer ranks, graduated the U.S. Naval Academy and now commands the Marine Corps’ only unit that transforms young civilian women into Marines. The Midwest Marines’ Captain Amelia Kays had the rare opportunity a few weeks ago to sit down with Lt. Col. Shea at Parris Island, South Carolina, for a personal, inspiring, and even humorous glimpse into the life of a warrior with more than two decades in the Corps. How has she done it? Why has she done it? What should today’s young ladies expect from the Marines? Listen to the Midwest Marines newest webcast for answers from the most qualified source in the Marine Corps today at http://midwestmarineswebcasts.posterous.com/new-webcast-shes-seen-combat-jumped-from-plan.


9th Marine Corps District