Marine highlighted in local paper{0}

This post is NOT a comment on the opening of women into combat roles.  I want to ensure everyone sees the article in today’s Idaho State Journal paper that highlights a local Marine.

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Pocatello’s Jacquee Alvord said lifting the ban is a good move. And she has more than 20 years of service in the Marine Corps to back up her opinion.

    “I think the time has come,” Alvord said.”The best thing is they (women) are no longer second class citizens.”

    After graduating from college with an English major, Alvord joined the Marines in 1961 at a recruitment office in the old Pocatello Library. She started as a Second Lieutenant, and moved up the ranks to Captain and Major before she left the Marine Reserves in 1980. During her time in the Marine Corps, Alvord served at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during the Vietnam War and as a congressional liaison at Quantico, Va. Her duties included presiding over 100 court marshal proceedings.