Skip to comments.U.S. Navy subs going coed
Posted on 04/29/2010 8:26:55 PM PDT by myknowledge
WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus formally announced a policy change Thursday clearing the decks for women to serve on submarines.
Women had never been allowed to serve on submarines in the 110-year history of the underwater force.
The new coed era will begin once selected female officers complete 15 months of training. The plan calls for three women to be assigned to eight crews attached to four guided-missile attack and ballistic missile submarines, the Navy said on its Web site.
The change had been anticipated since Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally presented a letter to congressional leaders Feb. 19 notifying them of the Navy's desire to reverse the policy of prohibiting submarine service to women.
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I'm not against women serving in the military, as long as they have the capability and morale to make it so, but like the author of the linked article, Phyllis Schlafy, I'm against women aboard submarines.
You should realize a submarine is a precarious environment to work in.
One woman submariner's mistake can lead to the fatal deaths of all her male counterparts, and the sub herself.
Leave the Silent Service to the men, OK!
My husband just made a really funny joke about this, but I can’t post it here...
Well, should be fun for a few lucky sailors - while it lasts. Actually, I suspect that it will cause a lot of problems (jealousy for sure) which will cascade into many other problems... Just another problem for the Navy to contain (and deny)...
Smoking is also getting banned on subs, I just read, article is linked below...add women, but take away smoking.
2 years till the fleet begins to deteriorate.
If it ain’t broke, (no women on subs), why fix it (put women on subs)??? Maybe to upset/change/disturb the situation? Notice I didn’t say make it better or worse.
DAMN FOOLS! A MOST STUPID BONE-HEADED PC MOVE! ANOTHER DAGGER DRIVEN INTO THE HEART OF OUR MILITARY. These fools are purposely working to undermine the service!
Make the first ones are officers just to ensure that the plan is a success.
This is a bad idea.
Every task is critical when you're spending weeks submerged.
US Navy subs going coed!
I don’t think so. Us Navy Subs going non-combat operational!
Thanks to The Usurper and his sidekick, the Bush appointed (Patriot In Name Only) PINO. Or is in WINO - Warrior In Name Only or perhaps TFR (Traitor For Real)
In the same vein...
Sure would have saved a lot of trouble over the years.
This will be a disaster. Why in heavens name do this? Just like this administration....creating crisis.
Man, The COB is going to get an earful!
Was it, “If a women will go down on a submarine, she’ll go down on anything?”
Is there any other kind of death?; and
Maybe the females can navigate better than the yayhoos who have been grounding subs and causing collisions over the last few years.
Not that I think it's a good idea to put chicks on subs, of course.
The same reason they took fast food away from the guys in Afghanistan during a war.
To demoralize them.
This is a plain stupid idea. I am sure that Ray Mabus knows this, but for whatever reason wants to enable the misguided feminists to check off that accomplishment and further degrade the readiness of our military. I am sure that he will please the Democrats, but nothing more.
Our country backs away a little further from its ability to deal with danger.