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.
In 20 years, I never met one. I had one that tried, only to find out later that she was purging in order to keep up with the males. She couldn’t accept that her body was fundamentally different. She was medically discharged.
I’ve never met one woman who could do the job, carry the weight or march and run with the weight which is needed.
We had one woman with us as a test in the Arctic and mountain warfare training in the Arctic and it was a disgrace to even think this woman who was supposed to have even the best could do the job.
All a woman has to do to get in the marines is 1 yes 1 pull up and 2 pulls ups to graduate which is a disgrace too.
They have more time for a run, less weight to carry .
It’s time to stop this nonsense about women thinking they can do the same job, they cannot , we are built differently also to be fair some men I;ve seen should not be in the military at all, ie.e Manning the homosexual who gave our secrets away is a prime example.
The military shuld not be used as a social agenda for the new party called the socialist party
I married a BAM 40 years ago and she would still kick your ass for using the term BAM. Then again, that was 40 years ago and she has mellowed quite a bit. Most of the WMs we knew could have never hacked the training much less extended combat.
Semper Fi from both of us.