Out Standing in the Field

  • Pages:334
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:Sexism, discrimination, memoir, military, Canada
  • Available:01/05/2019
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
In her revealing and moving memoir, Sandra Perron, Canada's first female infantry officer and a member of the Royal 22e Régiment—the legendary "Van Doos"—describes her fight against a system of institutional sexism. Though repeatedly identified as top of her class throughout her training, she was subject to harassment by her male colleagues.

Her military experience, however, wasn't all negative. Through two deployments to Bosnia and Croatia, Perron forged lasting friendships with men and women, serving her country with courage and compassion, and her determination helped pave the way for women's inclusion in the Armed Forces.