Pfc. Christina Montenegro, my hero and inspiration. She is one of 3 females to graduate the infantry training battalion this week. These 3 women started a legacy for generations of females to come. She is a huge role model for me and this proves that women can be held to the same standards as men. I cannot wait to be a Marine, Semper Fi.
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Was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games as a swimmer in 2008 • Was one of four athletes featured in a documentary called “Warrior Champions” • Completed her residency in prosthetics where she fit other amputees with prosthetic devices.
"You don’t look like you’re in the military."
I must hear this response 9 times out of 10 when a person learns I’m in the National Guard. And it makes me really fucking happy.
When we’re introduced to a person who is fulfilling a given role at a given moment, it’s easy to assign that role to the individual as an identity. In actuality, you’re only seeing a facet of a complex, wonderfully multidimensional being.
Let’s all agree to remember that every single person is probably ten other people. Fighting ten other battles.
And also…wear as many goddamn hats as you please. Just make certain you do your best to wear them all really well.
I like her mindset. Wear the uniform, do the best job you can do, but don’t lose yourself in the process. Diversity is a key element in building a strong society.
United States Army - Military Policewoman (MP)
Selfie for the anon. Sorry it’s so late, I’ve been protecting freedom 😎👌