The Marine Corps plans to announce that roughly 240 enlisted female Marines have qualified for combat arms military occupational specialties, including rifleman, amphibious assault vehicle crewmembers and tank crew members, a Marine Corps official said.

When the announcement officially comes, the female Marines will be able to apply for lateral moves to those MOSs. It is not yet known when they will be able to move. That information is expected to be detailed in an upcoming Marine Corps-wide administrative message.

The Marines' Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force involved more than 400 enlisted female Marines who conducted ground combat tasks.

Of those Marines, 100 graduated from the Infantry Training Battalion as riflemen; seven as light armored vehicle crewmen, 25 as machine gunners, 29 as mortarmen; 12 as infantry assaultmen and 11 as anti-tank missilemen, the official told Marine Corps Times on Tuesday. Another nine graduated as tank crew members, 18 as amphibious assault vehicle crew members, and 29 as field artillery cannoneers.

Meanwhile, 29 female officers attempted the Infantry Officer Course during the same time period but none graduated.

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