Woman from Orange to become Army's first female infantry officer

Officials approved Captain Kristen Griest's transfer from the military police to the infantry branch on Monday.

Officials approved Captain Kristen Griest's transfer from the military police to the infantry branch on Monday. (4/28/16)

ORANGE - A servicewoman from Orange is now the Army's first female infantry officer.

Officials approved Capt. Kristen Griest's transfer from the military police to the infantry branch on Monday.

Griest graduated from a military career course today wearing a blue infantry cord.

Griest was one of the first two women to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School.

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