Skip to comments.Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
Posted on 06/17/2011 7:52:19 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general is taking charge at the famed Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina's Parris Island.
Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, who is also known as the first female Marine to ever hold a command position in a battle zone, takes charge Friday at the installation south of Beaufort.
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Feminization of the country proceeds, closely followed by homosexualization.
U.N. passes “historic” gay rights resolution
Friday, June 17, 2011 9:41:02 AM · by markomalley · 8 replies
CNN ^ | 6/17/11
In what the State Department is calling an historic step the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Friday passed a resolution supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The resolution, introduced by South Africa, is the first-ever U.N. resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. It passed with 23 votes in favor, 19 opposed and three abstentions, amidst strong criticism of South Africa by some African nations. Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, tells CNN It really is a key part in setting a new norm that gay...
I do not feel more secure.
And definitely not for the better.
For diversity, I hope she is also hispanic, lesbian, disabled, and left-handed.
A strange way of putting it by AP.
These journalists need to actually write in English...:^)
Parallel with Rome?
I sure feel better now that she is in charge don’t you? Isn’t it just wonderful?
Makes me retch.
While this matters to the diversity crowd, it matters not at all to the military. I served under any number of competent and capable women in the military. Though what mattered to me was the rank on their hat or collar, not their sex.
If she is a MARINE GENERAL first and foremost, and a female secondly, she’ll do fine.
If her gender is a substantial part of her professional identity, Parris Island has been dealt a blow.
The gender isn’t the issue - it’s the idea that the person’s identity is intrinsically tied to gender that is.
And many not for much benefit.
"Aliens" - 1986
I’m glad I went thru P.I. in 1964 and not now with all this PC and diversity sh#t!
He looks tough enough in this picture. What is this woman stuff?
Brigadier General Lori Reynolds was commissioned in the Marine Corps in May 1986 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the Basic School in 1987, she attended the Basic Communication Officer's Course at Quantico, Va., and was assigned the 2502 MOS.
Her first duty assignment was with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA. Serving initially as communications watch officer at the Base Communication Center, she later returned to the Division Communications Company where she served from May 1988 until August 1990 as Communication Center Platoon Commander, Multichannel Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, and Radio Officer.
In August 1990, she was reassigned to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan, and was the Detachment Alpha Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.
From September 1991 until June 1994, she was a Project Officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command, working primarily on item management, procurement, and research and development for Marine Corps' communications security (COMSEC) systems.
She attended the Command and Control Systems Course, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, from July 1994 to May 1995 and served as a Candidate Platoon Commander for Charlie Company, Officer Candidate School in Quantico following graduation.
In September 1995, she returned to Camp Pendleton to serve with the Ninth Communication Battalion, 1st Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group. While there, she served as Assistant Operations Officer and Commanding Officer, Bravo Company.
From June 1997 to June 2000, she commanded Recruiting Station Harrisburg PA, 4th Marine Corps District. She attended the Naval War College from August 2000 until June 2001, and from June 2001 to May 2003, was assigned as Action Officer and Deputy Division Head for Strategic Plans Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington DC.
She assumed command of Ninth Communication Battalion, I MEF on 8 June 2003 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II to Fallujah, Iraq from February 2004 to March 2005. She was selected to attend the Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania and graduated with the Class of 2006.
From 2006 to 2008 she was assigned to the Joint Staff, J6 in Washington D.C. She served as a Desk Officer in Current Operations Division and as a Division Chief.
In March 2009, she assumed command of the I MEF Headquarters Group at Camp Pendleton, CA. She deployed the Group to Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan from March 2010 to March 2011, where the Group supported the efforts of I MEF FWD/Regional Command Southwest in Helmand Province.
Her hometown is Baltimore MD.
Sounds like she “came up through supply.” I hope that’s not the case. Love, gunny Highway
It’s a good thing we don’t have a real peer enemy right now. We’d lose a major war.
She’s a mutt,,. With all due respect.
Oops, wrong picture.
But their sex DID matter in their recruitment and all along the line in the standards lowered for them to be placed and “succeed” and advance ahead of better qualified males "Competence" is nice but it used to be the absolute bottom line. Now it's a great reference. The feminization of the force and our culture is finshed.
1st MAW BumP! Okinawa!! The Rock!
Women these days can do almost anything a man can, and in many cases, do it better than a man. (ducks)
Summer of ‘72 MCRD San Diego ‘Graduate’
Chesty is rolling over in his grave!
Parallel with Rome?
I sure feel better now that she is in charge dont you? Isnt it just wonderful?
Makes me retch.””
It is called suicide by political correctness, that disease fostered by the left. I was really more concerned about the homosexualization.
“Though what mattered to me was the rank on their hat or collar, not their sex.”
Is this a quote from the movie “No Time For Sergeants?”
She looks like Sad Sack’s girlfriend Sadie.
You have to be over 55 to know what I mean.
No, I thought that all by myself!
You should be a hollywood writer. That line was in No Time for Sergeants starring Andy Griffith circa 1959?
No kidding! Never saw that movie. Well I am wrting a book. Maybe I just slipped into the same cadences.
It bothered me to see a women in uniform and know that she was unqualified to wear it.
Females have a fake parallel standard created to artificiality put them in the uniform and to keep them in it, they don’t pass the real standards.
Well, from what I remember about the physical standards, only the pushups were reduced for women, since they have less upper body strength than men. And even with that standard, there were a number of women who exceeded the women’s standard to match the men’s. The sit-ups were just about equivalent. At the time, I had to do 52 in two minutes and the women, 50. And the times for the two-mile run, weren’t all that far off either, maybe by a minute or slightly more or less.
I’m on the scrawny side and served in the Army so although I passed the standards, there were women in my unit who were certainly stronger and more physically capable than I was.
Aside from the physical part, though, in regard to the actual tasks we needed to do, I didn’t see any difference at all. They worked just as hard doing the same tasks and just as well. I was proud to serve with them.
You just admitted that the females have female standards, not the real standards, then you describe those mythical women that i always hear about but have never met.
I will tell you something about your "scrawny" male body, I can turn it into something that is superior than almost all females on earth, it has built in capabilities and reserves of strength.
Women can't do the job on their best, most healthy day, give them a year of malaria and canned peaches and Marlboros and they really can't pick up their 100 pound packs.
Of course I admitted that the females had female standards. The guys in their 40’s and 50’s also had different standards than I did. I wouldn’t expect a 50 year old man to run two miles in 14:42 like they did when they were 18. Although, some could and that’s my point. Don’t know what kind of unit you were in. I served in a medical unit, like on MASH, and while there were physical needs to do some jobs, most did not require physical strength. Though everybody had to be physically fit. That’s my experience and all I can go on.
I agree with you that men overall are physically superior and you’re right that I could last in a wartime environment where most women counldn’t. I wouldn’t reccomend women serving in real combat roles. I was mainly addressing your point about women not deserving to wear their uniforms. I didn’t find that to be the case at all.
Yet you are young enough, and conditioned enough, to continue to argue what you know deep in your heart, is the reality of life.
The funniest thing I ever saw in the military was watching females trying to set up one of those large, canvas, 35(or whatever) man tents.
When I was 17 I blew away the Marine Corp 350 point PT test, with a large margin leftover above the perfect score, 4 years later after rough, unhealthy living, I scored a 493 on the Army’s more difficult, 500 point test.
The heavy smoking and lack of exercise causing that 7 point loss on the fully uniformed, combat boots, 2 mile run would have been overcome if only I had had another week or so to work out the kinks.
Well, they probably didn’t know what they were doing. Pitching and striking tents was a staple in my unit. We set up GP Medium and GP Large tents by the dozens every summer and the women had no problems doing it with men or by themselves.
That’s odd, that you and I witnessed the same thing so differently.
The women we watched were part of a field MI unit that we worked for, and the tent was their own field tent.
We old timers that had mostly never seen women in the field, watched in fascination as their lack of upper body strength frustrated their efforts, we were laughing at the hilarious scene, and eventually men drifted over to assist them.
My guess is that what you saw in a mixed unit, is the natural, (almost) unconscious division of labor that takes place when males and females are mixed in work, you see it even in restaurants and civilian jobs, when a particularly heavy load comes in and the male employees naturally drift out to handle it while the females do something else. In total war that doesn’t work, the built in weaknesses of your armies, will be exposed, and capitalized on.
Big armies are going to be dropping Paratroops and special forces on our rear guard military, suddenly the ability to grab a 50 and take it somewhere, and quickly build improvised fortifications and carry out wounded and change a truck tire, will become important, unfortunately a large portion of our divided labor will be dead and every ounce of man power suddenly, desperately, important, that will be a bad time to learn about the importance of muscles in warfare.
Ah yes, youth is wasted on the young. Make sure you watch that warrior video. If that don’t stir your blood, nothing will.
If this picture was march of this year she just got the star and a major command right away????
God save our country...
wow.... you actually admit that. MOS 0321 and no f'ing way that I'd ever admit a woman was "stronger" than me. Cause she hasn't been built yet.
I only had one "self defense" instructor that was a female yap about grappling. It was pathetic. Closed, latched on, went to the deck and I would have killed her with a rifle, pistol, knife, pencil, toothpicks and bare hands.
God forbid if I ever had a choice between a guy and a girl out in the boonies with a good hump out to a fight, I'll give you the "strong girl". Or female or gender correct Army/Marine/Chair Force or Navy squid.... I'll take a Marine that takes a leak standing up and can carry a full pack without gender norming.
What a crock. This was ALL about sticking it to the Corps for their stance on homosexuals in the services.
She came up supply... so I'm sure that she knows how to fight.... other paper pushers. Her units will at least look the best, cause we know that's the most important thing in a fighting force.
Is her husband also a Marine?
She's a shiv from Obama. Eventually, she'll be Commandant and embrace homosexuality wholeheartedly.
Someone needs to fix their Wayback Machine.
Being a military MAN, I knew that video would stir your blood. Even an old warrior is still a warrior, and God Bless em one and all.
“wow.... you actually admit that. MOS 0321 and no f’ing way that I’d ever admit a woman was “stronger” than me. Cause she hasn’t been built yet.
I only had one “self defense” instructor that was a female yap about grappling. It was pathetic. Closed, latched on, went to the deck and I would have killed her with a rifle, pistol, knife, pencil, toothpicks and bare hands.
God forbid if I ever had a choice between a guy and a girl out in the boonies with a good hump out to a fight, I’ll give you the “strong girl”. Or female or gender correct Army/Marine/Chair Force or Navy squid.... I’ll take a Marine that takes a leak standing up and can carry a full pack without gender norming.
What a crock. This was ALL about sticking it to the Corps for their stance on homosexuals in the services.”
You sir, have nailed the issue. The public is so manipulated by political correctness it is impossible to for some, if not all progs/libs to decipher the truth.
I once dated a female cop—she was about my height, 5’9” or so and she was talking about her ability to restrain difficult perps. I said really, you think you could restrain me and she arrogantly, posited, not a problem. I allowed her the advantage position and within about 5 seconds had her pinned to the ground. She was helpless and easily overcome. Decisions based on political correctness are just that; pure bullshit politics. It is not based in truth and facts. Politics has become a disease that infects every decision, discounting and ignoring the facts, science, and common sense.