Skip to comments.Gen. Dempsey: If Women Canít Meet Military Standard, Pentagon ... Have to Be That High?
Posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:19 AM PST by george76
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded and, if women cant meet any units standard, the Pentagon will ask: Does it really have to be that high?
Dempseys comments came at a Pentagon news conference with Defense Sec. Leon Panetta Thursday, announcing the shift in Defense Department policy opening up all combat positions to women.
Importantly, though, if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn't make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary, why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high? With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation.
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Gen. Dempsey: If Women Cant Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask Does It Really Have to Be That High?
General Dempsey - why not create an all-female combat unit, and deploy them to someplace like the Korangal Valley?
You will then be able to prove the validity of your theories very quickly.
So this is going to be the dumbing-down of the US military.
The 2008 coup continues its systematic destruction of what used to be the United States of America.
Fundamental Transformation, baby. FTU Amerikkka.
Call it the Michael Moore Standard. No physical tests shall be more demanding than what Michael Moore could perform.
Only a day later and they’re already talking about lowering standards to accommodate the new lady grunts.
already talk of lower standards.
“What difference does it make?” I guess they are expecting to have less men wanting to join the gay ranks, so they need to fill slots with women.
If allowed to continue, it will eventually make the U.S. military about as effective as the French.
So it starts. The reduction of requirements to fit the female frame.
I honestly think that the reason they want to have women in the front lines is because they never intend us to ever fight a war again. So what difference does it make?
So the objective is no longer to be the best we can be. The objective is to be diverse and representative first, and to train up to whatever standard does not impinge on diversity goals.
This will get people killed.
The pacifists have won.
Um, yes, you idiots.
What sort of mental disorders will result from male soldiers having to watch female soldiers being raped by the enemy? Shame on Panetta for endangering America’s military by promoting these crazy experiments on our soldiers.
Get Colonel Hunt back on the Howie Carr Show today to eat crow.
The term ‘Fox Hole’ will take on a whole new meaning.
Better make it a 6-gallon jug.
A 10-gallon jug of water weighs 75 pounds.
Somewhere in China the generals are smiling.
And, thus begins the final push to wreck what has been the best military in the world.
Kids can't pass their finals to graduate? Lower the standards. Too dumb to get into college? Lower the standards. People too fat to be accepted in the military? Lower the standards. Peaople can't meet the standards required of combat soldiers? Lower the standards.
Since lowering the standards for any institution or requirement that the left wants to destroy is what we do, why have them? Why (Constitution aside) have standards for POTUS, Congress, or SCOTUS? Why have standards for lawyers, teachers, dentists, doctors or engineers? Why bother seeking the best of the best instead of the next person in line? What's wrong with having a president who is 4 years-old (Obama)?
This is just the next step in the destruction of this country. As it stands now, our military has been so deeply cut and is stretched so thin that we would have a hard time defeating the military of Holland.
Ignorant foreign governments still send their military here to learn from us so that, in a future war, we may not only have to fight the enemy, but fight our own tactics and strategies as well. Smart. And, when foreign military students take their training elsewhere such as Russia, China or Germany, will that be a wake-up call for us? I doubt it. We will have lowered the standards so much that no one will understand the implications.
If lowering the standards is the left's answer to everything (including citizenship), why not drop the pretense that we're a real country? Let's drop everything that represents America and just become a giant commune with no rules, no borders and no requirements.
If you can't tell, I am beyond disgusted.
How about letting women serve in ‘combat’ units as soon as we have a female JCS or Secretary of Defense.
There’s no surprise it happened; what’s surprising it happened that soon.
I would have expected them to wait at least a week.
A nation of subjects doesn’t need standards, except those shifting standards deemed necessary for the permanant control of the state, ie...obamacare, taxation of wealth producers, and social engineering.
Ladies and faggots will now be our frontline defense against the barbarians at the gate.....and all our guns will belong to Holder. Good luck, America!
I think that Hunt forgot the ROI that his Brother blown to sh%t in VN.
Maybe the Chinese are laughing but the Muzzies are scared to death.
Imagine one of these female soldiers getting their mitts on a Muzzie and castrates him and feeds him his own junk. You really think there will be a hearing?
Arm each woman warrior with a 10 pound slab of bacon and send them into battle. We will have the ME cleaned up in a month.
Weren’t they already letting someone on active duty go through sex change? I was wondering how that was working. Pretty soon the unions will get involved and demand 15 minute breaks on the battlefield and special nursing rooms for mothers.
I knew this was coming. I just thought it would take a few days, maybe a week or two. It only took 24 hours.
All of these people, including the traitorous generals at the top, are deliberately eviscerating our military and our Country.
Riiight. That'll last about 15 seconds. Having lived under several regimes of dual-standard, affirmative-action chicanery, I feel well qualified when I say that once you accept the arguement that social justice goals trump reality, you cannot adhere to a high standard for all. Either you drop standards for some, creating a two-tier regime that engenders contempt and hostility, or you drop standards for all, dramatically lowering the effectiveness of the whole organizationm.
Obviously the DOD has bought into the social justice priority. This will lead to an inevitable and ultimately devastating degradation of the whole force.
If I had a child, I would stongly counsel them to forget any notion of serving in this military. Sorry kids, but we done lost the culture war. All that remains is for us to lose the real one, and I fear that is all but inevitable.
WOW!!! Is this from the 'Onion'????
Even if they don’t admit it, they have already lowered standards. The people who meet the real standards have to take up the slack for those who are unfit.
Remember, most of the brass that gets up that high are usually asskissers.
I had to check to see if this article was satire or not.
This is kinda scary.
Chesty Puller was definitely not an AssKisser he was an Ass Kicker!
“Does it really have to be that high?”
Of course not, there’s nothing better than a lowest common denominator military.
Until it comes up against one of high quality...
Well it’s obvious that no one involved with this is planning to fight in a real war outside of the USA. All these new combat troops must be for some other action.
We’ve seen pictures of the dead being dragged through the streets, hung from bridges, next will be the gang rape of a dead woman soldier. If I remember correctly it is acceptable in some Muslim sects to have sex with their dead wives if done within a certain period of time.
The standards will be lowered-affirmative action.
I expect the ground combat services will see a precipitous dwindling of the ranks of company and field grade officers and staff NCOs.
Nah, just tell them that the women are all menstruating and they’ll run the other direction.
Come to think of it, maybe our guys will run the other direction too. lol
Actually, what somebody else said seems more likely: the Islamists will capture our women and rape them while our guys can do nothing to help.
Somebody needs to ask these guys if all 18-year-old women will now have to register for the draft as well - in order to be “equal”.
I thought Mullins was bad Dempsey is far worse. These JCS guys seem to have negative value.
The civilian members of the military have a union. Maintenance workers have to be allowed 15 minutes before lunch and going home so they can clean up. I think this appiles to union and non-union workers.
That the feckless General Dempsey is clearly on board with this reminds us of how the Obama administration is systematically eviscerating our proud military in an effort to further weaken America. When they have fully succeeded - which won't be long, now - what then? Who will the world call on when attacked by a larger, stronger nation? Sweden, France? In this downward trajectory, the bad guys win - everything - and God help us all because, in many ways, we've brought it on ourselves.
All I heard yesterday in the media was that standards were not going to be reduced. Today, we hear from General Dempsey declaring that combat Commanders will have to justify if the current standards need to remain in place. Meaning you will lower them!
Once again, we are told lies. The standards are being lowered as to justify the acceptance of women in infantry combat roles. Our military leaders have become yes men. General Dempsey should resign. He and the Defense Secretary will cause the death of both male and female soldiers in the future in order to meet the affirmative action of social justice in the military! God help and protect the US from those who should know better.