First female Montana Army National Guard Armor Officer assigned to Great Falls Unit

After graduating in June, Schaack was assigned as a Platoon Leader with C Company, 1-163rd Combined Arms Battalion in Great Falls.

Historically, women were not allowed to hold positions in combat units. As of January 2016, all military occupational specialties are open to women, per a Secretary of Defense policy change.

In a press release from the Guard, Schaack said, “During my freshman year, I joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Montana State University.