Cheryl Pearce - Graduation

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1 min 4 sec
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Department of Veterans' Affairs


We had 20 women and we graduated with 11, I think was in the end. Just over 50%. Some, they were voluntary that they left, and others were medical. And some left, they didn't pass. They were actually removed by the officer cadet school, by the hierarchy. They didn't meet the requirements of either the field element or the academic element.

So it was through three different reasons that they departed. Those that remained, we've got a strong cohort and a strong group of friends all the way through. Some left at different periods. Some had real difficulty once they had left. But I remain in contact with a number of them now. And we have such a shared experience, but also, a real connection just in our normal lives now.

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