First Female SDM

First Female Squad Designated Marksman

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania National Guard:

SPC [Krystal] Ginter of Lancaster PA, became the first female in the U.S. Army to graduate the Squad Designated Marksman Course. She graduated June 16 along with 18 others at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA.

–It’s an honor to be the first female soldier in the Army to graduate the course,” said SPC Ginter, who serves as a Counter Intelligence Agent for Stryker.

–The best part is just having the chance to improve my skills and take what I have learned back to my unit and share what I have learned. We all need good marksmanship skills in combat.”

Via Stryker Brigade News