This article in itself is deceiving. Did she attend basic between December and June which is when high schools normally graduate. My son wore his Army dress blues but hed went to Basic between his junior and senior years at 17. He didn't cover it with a gown because the school and his recruiter wanted to give him awards. He graduated first in his class in basic and 5th in his school class. Yes lm bragging some. I was proud of my soldier.
The key here is not wearing the uniform....I'm sure plenty of split option military students wear theirs.....UNDER the cap and gown. Since this was a Marine, I'm sure they wanted to wear it INSTEAD OF the cap and gown. Graduation from an academic institution has nothing to do with your military service, so stop being special snowflakes, Marines. It's not about you.
Just because she signed up to be a marine doesn't mean she is a marine so she should not be allowed to wear the marine uniform. She has to earn it. I was also a senior in HS I signed up for the marines on the 120 day delay program. I wouldn't have dreamed of wanting to wear a uniform at graduation. In fact I would have been embarrassed to ask. If she finishes boot camp she will understand and be more proud. I wish her luck. Semper fi.
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