Skip to comments.GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces
Posted on 02/02/2013 8:57:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces
GI Jane, the fictional female special forces commando immortalised by the actress Demi Moore, is set to become a reality in the United States armed forces.
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
3:17PM GMT 02 Feb 2013
The head of the USs special operationss command has said that he fully expects to see women serving in all of the militarys elite units following the recent Pentagon decision to lift the ban on females serving in combat units.
Admiral William McRaven, the officer who planned the mission which led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, said that his command will now attempt to integrate women into the Navy Seals and Delta Force.
Adm McRaven, who has spent most of his career serving in the special forces, added that he was fully supportive of the decision to lift the ban, adding: Its time to do this.
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Demi Moore as GI Jane
Will women be able to pick and choose whether they’re assigned to frontline positions?
Is THAT “equal”?
Can the guys say “no” to such an assignment?
Better get ready to have your girls sign up for selective service at 18!!!
They must now require women to register for the draft. If males have to register, than so should women. They may be needed on the front lines. I just hope they’re not captured by the enemy.
"McRaven gives 'fantastic' Obama credit for bin Laden raid "The president of the United States is fantastic," the admiral said. "I'm not a political guy."
I guess Jane Fonda was too old for the part?
They carried my kid out by ambulance twice trying to make it. No way the rules will be the same.
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“They carried my kid out by ambulance twice trying to make it. No way the rules will be the same”
You are probably right. Normal women are not going to be able to make it through that kind of training. I hate to say it but its probably going to be more like GI Dyke.
Not kidding. At first glance I read that, “The president of the United States is fantastic,” the admiral said. “Though I'm not a political gay.”
I know military girls that can run fast, forever, but you put a pack on them, and they are done.
I don’t think the term GI applies to special forces, isn’t “general issue” and SPECIAL forces sort of opposites??
The military is now just another 700 B a year boondoggle. Shut er down.
The whole goal is to turn the Military into another jobs program. Just like it is in Europe.
When GI Jane can slap a 75 pound ruck on her back, weapon, other equipment, and hump in the mountains and jungles for days and weeks at a time, then I will say job done. But, it ain’t gonna happen. I went into the Central Highlands of the mountains of Vietnam. We carried a full ruck, about 60-75 pounds, along with at least 8-12 canteens of water, 12 C-rats meals (which is all can goods basically), several bandoleers of ammo, claymore, and other assorted items. I was 5-10 and weighed 160 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life at 19 years old and I can GUARANTEE you that at the end of the day you could have hung me on a line to dry me out. I was totally spent. We crashed at dark, expect for our 2 hours on guard, and slept 10 hours every night. You still woke tired each day. A female is not going to be able to do this. Simple as that. If she does, more power to her. But I do not see a female physically able to do such. A chopper or jet pilot, artillery maybe, a tanker maybe, yup, she can handle that type of combat, but not ground troops.
Now that the military is going Homosexual, it seems even women can kick their arse.
“I dont think the term GI applies to special forces, isnt general issue and SPECIAL forces sort of opposites??”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
G.I. is a noun used to describe members of the United States Army and items of their equipment. The term is now used as an initialism of “Government Issue” (or often “General Infantry”), but originally referred to galvanized iron.
The letters “G.I.” were used to denote equipment made from galvanized iron, such as metal trash cans, in U.S. Army inventories and supply records. During World War I, U.S. soldiers sardonically referred to incoming German artillery shells as “G.I. cans”. In that same war, “G.I.” started being interpreted as “Government Issue”, and it was used as an adjective for anything having to do with the Army. During World War II, “G.I. Joe” became a nickname for American soldiers. Dwight D. Eisenhower stated in 1945, for example, that “the truly heroic figure of this war [is] G.I. Joe and his counterpart in the air, the navy, and the merchant marine of every one of the United Nations.”
GI also is used as a verb in military circles, and describes a deep-cleaning process of an area or item to meet higher-than-normal standards. Armed Services trainees, for example, could be ordered to “GI” a garbage can to the point that anyone could safely eat from its surface.
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