Stephanie Schroeder joined the U.S. Marine Corps not long after 9/11. She was a 21-year-old with an associate's degree when she reported for boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.

"I felt like it was the right thing to do," Schroeder recalls.

A year and a half later, the Marines diagnosed her with a personality disorder and deemed her psychologically unfit for the Corps.

Anna Moore enlisted in the Army after 9/11 and planned to make a career of it. Moore was a Patriot missile battery operator in Germany when she was diagnosed with a personality disorder and dismissed from the Army. 

Jenny McClendon was serving as a sonar operator on a Navy destroyer when she received her personality disorder diagnosis. 

These women joined different branches of the military but they share a common experience: 

Each received the psychiatric diagnosis and military discharge after reporting a sexual assault.


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