Major Sharon Anne Hyland Sisbarro graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 2008. After graduation from The Basic School in April 2009, Second Lieutenant Sisbarro attended the Public Affairs Qualification Course at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD. Second Lieutenant Sisbarro reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region Parris Island, SC as the Deputy Director, Public Affairs.
Nowadays, she is helping lead a group called the Marine Women’s Initiative Team (WIT) which is a grassroots effort to identify barriers and advocate for policy changes to improve the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female Marines.
She talks with Dr. Pam in this fascinating episode about stressors women face in the military, pregnant marines, the work WIT has done to make life better for female marines and changes that still need to be made moving forward as well as how body composition tests get in the way as women try to enter a space that was created for male bodies.
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