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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Rachel Washburn
Rachel Washburn, 25, was a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles when she decided a career shift was in order. So she traded in her pom-poms and signed on the dotted Army contract line — and she’s since been serving as an intelligence officer with a special ops combat unit in Afghanistan.
"I knew it was a kind of a long shot with all those beautiful, talented women that try out every year," she said, in the newspaper. "I just thought, why not? Go big or go home."
"Initially, it was kind of a novelty to people I met if they ever found out," she said, to USA Today. "It's kind of a bit of a shock. You don't expect those two things to go hand in hand with one person."