Parris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander, Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, who took over at a change-of-command ceremony Friday.
“It’s not about male or female, it’s about highly qualified officers,” Capt. Bernadette Newman told CNN Savannah affiliate WSAV. “The Marine Corps gets it right. It’s a performance-based society, and if you look at General Reynolds’ bio, she has more than enough experience to add value to this, so it is exciting.”
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