DENVER (CBS4) – The U.S. Army has enlisted Colorado’s first female into the Infantry.

Pvt. Kayleigh Schlag was sworn-in Friday afternoon at the Denver Military Entrance Processing Station downtown. She joined other young men and women enlisting in their respective branches.

U.S. Army Denver Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Winterrowed, gives the Oath of Enlistment to Private Kayleigh Schlag and other young men and women enlisting in the respective military branches at the Denver Military Entrance in Downtown Denver (credit: U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Denver Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Winterrowed, gives the Oath of Enlistment to Private Kayleigh Schlag and other young men and women enlisting in the respective military branches at the Denver Military Entrance in Downtown Denver (credit: U.S. Army)

Private Kayleigh Schlag (second from left) (credit: U.S. Army)

Private Kayleigh Schlag (second from left) (credit: U.S. Army)

Schlag joined as part of a government initiative to lift all gender-based restrictions on military service.

Schlag is a native of Denver and attended Heritage High School in Littleton.

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