Friday, December 27, 2013

How to get women combat arms qualified: drop requirements.

I admit it: I have always been troubled by adding reliance on women in the military generally and this bizarre idea of women in combat arms, specifically.

I spent 9 years in Combat Arms: Recon (Armored Cav Recon Scouts)  Infantry, crew-served weapons instructor and the like, and then was commissioned and reclassed into Administration (Adjutant General Corps) and commanded a postal detachment.

All of the Admin/Postal stuff was majority female.

This drive towards a social-engineering/non-existent equality among the genders is going to get people killed.

This... is an example... of the thought processes...behind that:

Female Marines vs. Pull Ups

Ohio sends us a link from NPR which reports that fifty-six percent of female Marines couldn’t meet the three pull-up requirement which was the goal of Big Corps that was supposed to go into effect on the first of January, and since those female bots couldn’t meet the requirement, Big Corps quietly dropped the whole thing;
The three pullups is already the minimum required for all male Marines.
Now the Marine Corps has postponed the plan, and that’s raising questions about whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat, which they’ll be allowed to do beginning in 2016.
Marine officers would not talk to NPR on tape. They said they delayed the pullup requirement to avoid losing not only recruits but also current female Marines who can’t pass the test.
The Marine Corps has been using it to test upper body strength for men for more than 40 years.
The announcement was made to social media outlets, including in this video from The Corps Report at about the 20 seconds mark;

In my opinion, there isn’t a woman alive who can’t do three pull-ups if she really wants to do three pull ups. When I was a TAC NCO at 1st ROTC Region Advance Camp, I had the first cycle of ROTC Cadets. Most of them were in my platoon because they were going to jump school after our seven weeks of training where there was a requirement to do six pull ups. So I made it a mandatory for my platoon that everyone had to do ten pullups before they could get in the chow hall. At first they needed assistance, men & women both. But by the end of the seven weeks, they were all doing ten pull ups unassisted.
So, either no one is training these women properly, or the women are purposely not trying.
This kind of politically correct BS is going to spill blood unnecessarily.  And "delaying" it is code speak for "getting rid of it."

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