I met a lot of BAMs and worked with a few. I believe some of them could have hacked it.
But that was 40 years ago and things were different.
My orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear and serve in my beloved corp.
just make them sign up for the draft,too.
In related news:
Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops’ exercise concerns
...The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training.
This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the pregnancy simulators as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. (snip)
...oh yeah, they are already in all those highly sought-after jobs.
Mature people ought to accept that there are no females in the NFL and no female Dogfaces in the Army and no primary Infantry MOS fem Marines. There are reasons.
I’m sure there are one or two women out there that can do this. I’m sure a 300 pound man doesn’t want to be “rescued” by a 100 pound female firefighter from a 6 story building. Like she’ll be able to carry him out. Women need to realize they don’t have the physical ability men do.
Thank God for men!
Any waman stupid enough to want to be a Marine infantry officer is waaaay to stupid to be one.
Keep the standards of the Corps at the highest level. If any woman wants to try and can manage to keep up with the big boys, fine.
Only two countries had mixed-gender combat units: (1) Israel in its War for Independence (1948-1949) and (2) Russia's Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Neither of them employ females in frontline combat roles for good reasons that were written in blood,
1. The women and men suffered disproportionate casualties. The women tried to prove themselves and took more risks. The men tried to protect the women.
2. Women casualties had far greater effects on unit morale among the women and the men.
3. Fraternization was an on-going and serious problem that caused order discipline problems in these units.
Both Israel and Russia have women in their military branches today and the women are given combat training. However, they are not assigned to combat arms of infantry, armor, and artillery.
The Canadian Army has opened its infantry units to women. Only three women passed the selection process and none are presently serving with infantry units.
Congratulations girls, you are not officially men.
Now get down there and sign up for the draft.
In the words of the most famous marine ever:
Does the military realize that GI Jane was a movie?
And it’s politicians pushing this stuff, not the enlisted women. I was in 20 years ago when this debate was starting and all of my shipmates and WMs said they weren’t interested in infantry-type jobs.
This is Ubama's sodomized, post-America military - - I would think he'll want some kind of "affirmative action" quotas, sooner or later. And the Ubama administration absolutely loves transexuals - - look for them coming soon to a Marine corps base near you.