NC Native First Female Commandant Of Army Drill Sergeant School

The Army has named a 47-year-old North Carolina native as the first female commandant of its only drill sergeants' school.

Army officials say Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King of Clinton will take over the school at South Carolina's Fort Jackson in September.

King says she hopes her new job will be an inspiration to other women in the military.

The Army consolidated all of its schools for drill sergeants at the service's largest training installation last year.

King has been in the Army for 28 years. She has held a wide variety of posts in the service, including serving as the top enlisted adviser to NATO's military commander in Europe.

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  • by Reality Check on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Jessica Lynch was a part of one of the biggest public relations stunts ever pulled on the American people. I am convinced to this day that the entire "heroic" incident was staged. Sorry, but I don't choked up over a trailer trash manufactured "hero" from West Virginia.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2009 at 04:41 AM
    Jessica Lynch was a GREAT soldier.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    God help us. Women are not soldiers. They are simply an experiment in social equality. Probably the selection was made based on the army's obsession with affirmative action.

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