Shannon Ihrke is a popular Instagram model, but also someone who is a former member of the United States Armed Forces. She is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. She was enlisted for four years with boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Since then, she has become a Maxim cover model and
“I always want our president to succeed, no matter who they are. I’m all-American and love this country,” Shannon said in a recent social media post. “I always want our president to succeed, no matter who they are. I’m all-American and love this country! I hope Trump’s visit to the U.K. is a great one.
“I owe the Marine Corps my life, hands down. It gave me a reason to wake up, push myself, set goals, and to push myself even harder when things got tough. As a female in the Marine Corps you have to work twice as hard as the men in order to feel like their equal.”
In an interview with GI Jobs, she added: “My brothers and sisters in the Marine Corps. It’s a family in every sense of the word. You live together, eat together, workout together, hang out in your spare time together, fight with each other, and you’ll still do anything for each other whether you like each other or not. That’s a family right there.”
Prior to joining the Marines, Shannon was enrolled at St. Cloud University where she studied marketing. She would later go on to specialize in legal administration and accounting at Ashford University while finishing her marketing degree.
Ihrke has also worked as a ring girl in mixed martial arts.
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