Marine serves as platoon's only woman

Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 04:04 PM.

Bryant works to be part of the team, her fellow Marines said.

“Being the only female Marine ... she has her own bathroom, her own quarters and is separated from the males,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Pickett, the section leader for aircraft rescue and firefighting. “She doesn’t have as much bonding time with the rest of the section, but she goes above to make sure she is part of the team.”

The integration, according to Pickett, was difficult at first because some of the Marines had never officially worked with a woman Marine besides at the schoolhouse.

“I’ve always encouraged female Marines they need to work a little harder in male dominant environments,” Pickett said. “This job is based on the character of the person. There are a lot of males that can’t do this job and I’m sure there are a lot of females who can’t do it either. It’s all in your mindset. If you set your mind to something like she has then you’ll be successful.”



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