Female soldier makes Arkansas National Guard history

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Arkansas National Guard Staff Sgt. Tasheenia L. Wallace made history for the Arkansas National Guard when she graduated from the Infantry Transition Course, a two week residency training program, at the Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock.

“I just want to be able to be on the front line like the guys,” Staff Sgt. Wallace said.

ITC is a course that allows soldiers who are already serving to change their current Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) to infantry. Two females attended the infantry school, but Wallace was the only female to graduate from the program.

“I’m a little overwhelmed because it was very physically and mentally demanding,”  Staff Sgt. Wallace said. “I think that I’m physically in shape but coming through this course, it’s definitely an eye-opener…”

The Department of Defense began the formal process to allow women to serve combat arms job positions (such as infantry) in January of 2013.

Wallace now holds four different Military Occupational Specialties, with infantry being her newest.
 

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