In this undated photo provided by Canadian Armed Forces Capt. Ashley Collette, she poses for a photo with children during a patrol in Afghanistan. During her 10-month deployment, Collet

 

              In this undated photo provided by Canadian Armed Forces Capt. Ashley Collette, she poses for a photo with children during a patrol in Afghanistan. During her 10-month deployment, Collet
In this undated photo provided by Canadian Armed Forces Capt. Ashley Collette, she poses for a photo with children during a patrol in Afghanistan. During her 10-month deployment, Collette led a 50-strong all-male infantry unit providing security to villagers. Now 28, she received the Medal of Military Valour, Canada's third-highest military honor, for her leadership in the Panjwaii district near Kandahar. In 1989, a ruling by Canada's Human Rights Commission ordered women to be admitted to all combat roles except aboard submarines. The submarine ban fell three years later. (AP Photo/Capt. Ashley Collette)