Female Marines are already lining up to join one of the Corps’ most elite communities just weeks after the military lifted its decades-long ban barring women from serving in combat roles.
So far, at least three female Marines have contacted Marine Corps Special Operations Command recruiters to see if they have what it takes to become a Raider, according to MARSOC officials. But the decade-old Marine spec ops command is now accepting applications from all communities across the force, said Capt. Barry Morris, a MARSOC spokesman.
And as long as women can meet the standards, they can earn the title of Marine Raider, he said.