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Congratulations Jasmin!!

Posted by Kathleen Smith

We’ve just received word that Jasmin, a former ClearedJobs.Net team member on active duty overseas with the U.S. Marine Corps, has been meritoriously promoted to Corporal and was selected as Marine of the quarter.  A plaque will be hung in the 4th CAG headquarters in DC.

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And a few weeks ago, Jasmin was highlighted in an article, Female Marines Connect With Afghan Women During Patrols, where she was quoted as sharing some of her experiences:

“We just asked basic questions to try and understand their perspective and what was important to them,” said Lance Cpl. Jasmin A. Gagnon, a civil affairs Marine with RCT-3 and the only female Marine attached to the regiment. “The Afghan women definitely felt more comfortable interacting with other women, and some of them just wanted to talk.”

Jasmin continues:

“In one of the villages we visited, a man and his wife invited some of the members of the patrol into the house after we knocked on their door,” said Gagnon, who used a male Afghan interpreter to communicate with the residents. She explained that the man of the house was grateful to the Marines for respecting their culture by knocking on the door rather than entering the house forcibly. “They offered us tea, and we had a nice conversation,” said the 23-year-old Falls Church, Va., native.

We are so deeply proud of our Jasmin!!!
Just had to boast about this news, beam with pride and share with the world …

This entry was posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 12:38 pm

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