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Gloria Babauta is first female Guam Guard member to complete Infantry Transition Course

Posted: Aug 01, 2018 1:45 PM Updated:

She's being recognized as the first Guam Guard woman to complete the Infantry Transition Course.

Sergeant Gloria Babauta with the Guam Army National Guard's 1st-294th infantry regiment recently finished the course at Umatilla Depot Base in Oregon.

Babauta first joined the Guard in 2005 as a water treatment specialist.

When asked how she felt about being the first Guam Guard woman NCO to get this done, she

smiled and said, "I am always looking for new ways to improve myself as a Soldier and a Leader. Keeping an open mind and having heart is what helped me get through the course."

It was in 2016, the defense secretary directed all combat jobs be open to women. The battalion has since added a handful of infantry officers and junior soldiers.

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