1682327 Marine Lt. Col. Kate Germano on women in the military

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Kate I. Germano, battalion commander, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, addresses the audience during the 4th Battalion relief and appointment ceremony.(Lance Cpl. Allison Lotz/U.S. Marine Corps)

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is known for its rigorous training.

Lt. Col. Kate Germano, former commanding officer of 4th Recruit Training Battalion, led the Corps’ all-female recruit battalion at Parris Island.

In 2015, Germano was fired by the Corps due to complaints of toxic leadership tactics, however, her supporters claim she bluntly made the unit better by holding women to higher standards.

She tells CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com her story and describes the current state of women in the military.

Listen to the entire conversation below:

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