Lieutenant Colonel Jordan O’Neil commanded 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, tasked with finding and destroying an enemy outpost hidden somewhere in the countryside. O’Neil was chosen for combat command after distinguishing herself by replacing PT with Zumba classes, outfitting her Marines with different uniforms so no one could argue who wore theirs better, and replacing MRE’s with salads and pints of yogurt.

Lieutenant Colonel Jordan O’Neil commanded 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, tasked with finding and destroying an enemy outpost hidden somewhere in the countryside. O’Neil was chosen for combat command after distinguishing herself by replacing PT with Zumba classes, outfitting her Marines with different uniforms so no one could argue who wore theirs better, and replacing MRE’s with salads and pints of yogurt.

The 21st Century-Defining Photos You Need To See - Redbook

The 21st Century-Defining Photos You Need To See

Medal of Honor recipients Nicolas Oresko and Dakota Meyer, the oldest and the youngest.

Medal of Honor recipients Nicolas Oresko and Dakota Meyer, the oldest and the youngest.

Navajo Codetalker, Roy Hawthorne USMC~ This elder walked a two mile parade route. Two Navajo Marines helped him through the last half mile. Much honor and respect.

Navajo Codetalker, Roy Hawthorne USMC~ This elder walked a two mile parade route. Two Navajo Marines helped him through the last half mile. Much honor and respect.

U.S. Marines pray over a fallen comrade at a first aid point after he died from wounds suffered in fighting in Fallujah, Iraq, Thursday, April 8, 2004. Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been fighting insurgents in several neighborhoods in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah in order to regain control of the city. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer

U.S. Marines pray over a fallen comrade at a first aid point after he died from wounds suffered in fighting in Fallujah, Iraq, Thursday, April 8, 2004. Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been fighting insurgents in several neighborhoods in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah in order to regain control of the city. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer

US Army Captain Jennifer M Moreno, a Nurse, was killed in Afghanistan on October 6, 2013. In her last moments of life, Jennifer heard two orders. One was a call to help a wounded soldier. The other was a command to stay put. She chose to help the wounded soldier, and gave her life trying. In the words of her commander, Moreno ran "into hell" to rescue a comrade on the night she was killed.

US Army Captain Jennifer M Moreno, a Nurse, was killed in Afghanistan on October 6, 2013. In her last moments of life, Jennifer heard two orders. One was a call to help a wounded soldier. The other was a command to stay put. She chose to help the wounded soldier, and gave her life trying. In the words of her commander, Moreno ran "into hell" to rescue a comrade on the night she was killed.

America’s wonderful men and women in uniform (Marines) participating in worship, lifting their voices to Almighty God as they sing “Days of Elijah.” Love the energy and camaraderie as they praise the God of Psalm 91.   https://youtu.be/0MtdyRDy4fU

America’s wonderful men and women in uniform (Marines) participating in worship, lifting their voices to Almighty God as they sing “Days of Elijah.” Love the energy and camaraderie as they praise the God of Psalm 91. https://youtu.be/0MtdyRDy4fU

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