I guess parallel parking will not be part of the fitness test....
Obama’s goal is to put women in charge of the millitary, thereby neutralizing the entire military. Imagine the joint Chiefs of Staff being a bunch of lesbians.
This whole idiotic policy is window-dressing for a few careerist female officers who want to get their combat tickets punched so they can become generals. Military women aren’t clamoring to join the infantry; hell, even a lot of men don’t want to be in the infantry. For years the Army paid bonuses of up to $10,000 per recruit just to fill the infantry ranks.
The interesting thing will be how the military responds when they don’t get any female volunteers for the combat arms. I knew of some instances where soldiers were involuntarily reclassified, but that was rare and typically in cases where they couldn’t meet a security clearance or their original MOS became obsolete. So I imagine it will take some hefty bonuses and incentives to get females to even attempt combat arms training, and even more goodies to retain them. Not to mention that recruiting and retention of men will take a big hit. When combat arms warriors see their profession degraded, I would guess many will ETS or transfer to easier jobs to finish their careers.