Currently, women have become protagonists of history. They are finally able to empower themselves in those positions that for centuries have been prohibited only by gender, showing that they not only deserve it, but also make it incredible . An example of this is Juliana Carmona , second lieutenant of the Colombian army, also known as “The iron lady” , reports Semana.
With 24 years , is in charge of the life of 40 men in the Colombian jungle and the execution of several operations against drug trafficking . Its incredible results make it capable of boasting that, in its short career, it has dismantled three cocaine laboratories, five illegal refineries and seven illicit oil extraction valves and all in less than a year.
She is a woman who goes to the front, leads her squad by setting an example and thanks to this they have already captured 19 dissidents of the Farc and the ELN. It has made a name for itself to respect, but it has not been easy.
When he enlisted in 2015 , in the forces of the Army, was stubborn in demanding that he not be put in administrative positions . For the mere fact of being a woman there is a certain determination not to let them participate in the front, less commanding missions , but she has different know-how and proved to be accurate when carrying out the missions. Abilities a diamond in the rough that would go to waste in a office.
His first operation at the head of a group was dismantling a illicit coca plantation . Her superiors gave her a vote of confidence and any mistake would cost her her career and the opportunity for more women to occupy similar positions in the future. The mission was a success, which led to leading more operations.
“How is it possible that a woman is giving us these blows?” They heard once on the radio interfering with the ELN signals. His name has become known and they have already put a price on his head. For many, war is still a matter of men.
Carmona assures that military life is full of sacrifices that go beyond exposing life on the front lines. There are times when their squad must be isolated for weeks in the middle of the jungle and finding a stable partner to have a relationship is very difficult. He says that what he misses the most is seeing his family . Since he enlisted he knew that he had to abandon his parents and sisters, as well as his grandparents, whom he had not seen for a long time.
Even having reached higher than any other woman in the Colombian Army, Carmona will continue taking specialization courses in combat . He already knows how to skydive, drive motorcycles and tanks, as well as handle his submachine gun like no one else. In missions the 23 hours of the day.
She likes to take care of the details , a mission is not successful for her if she loses one of her men, for the same reason she is quite meticulous, otherwise she would not have the same results. Currently, more women enlisted seek to pursue a career identical to that of Carmona, whom they consider as a example in the Army.