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Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test
CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia

Posted on 11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST by jazusamo

(CNSNews.com) – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.”

“It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report .

On the other side of the issue, the Department of Defense Women in Service Review says it “conducted an extensive review of all laws and policies concerning women in the armed forces” in 2011 and 2012, taking into consideration “the outstanding performance of more than 280,000 women who deployed and served alongside men in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

As a result, in 2016, after what the DOD describes as “five years of extensive research, analysis, and scrutiny,” the Department decided to eliminate restrictions on what positons women could hold in the military, opening 213,600 positons that had been closed to women and 52 “closed military occupational specialties.”

According to the Department of Defense , 16% of the overall active duty force is comprised of females, with 170,000 women enlisted and over 40,000 women officers.

“[T]hese occupations, positions, and platforms will be available for the assignment of all men or women who meet the validated occupational standards,” said the DOD report. “Anyone, regardless of gender, who can meet operationally relevant standards, will have the opportunity to serve in any position.”

The Center for Military Readiness argues against policy changes to allow women to serve in the infantry or in “direct ground combat.”

“Pentagon leaders pushed for gender quotas of 25-30 percent of women and 10 percent in the Marine Corps,” which the CMR says led to lowering the requirements with the implementation of the “gender- neutral” Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

In this ACFT, women have “a high failure rate,” states the CMR report. The final results will not be released until October 2020 but the report contends that the results will not change “the inevitable: more female injuries, less-demanding training for men, and overall standards that are ‘equal’ but lower than before.”

“Women are serving with courage as they always have,” said the CMR. “But in two major categories – unequal physical capabilities and sexual misconduct – signs of a failing social experiment are increasingly obvious.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acft; amazoniandisorder; amazonianfeminism; army; cmr; combat; combatfitness; combatfitnesstest; dod; feminism; fitness; genderdiversity; kickthemout; mentalillness; startdischarging; usarmy; women
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1 posted on 11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

What!? They took away the brass pole survival test?


2 posted on 11/08/2019 11:42:46 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: jazusamo

What % of men fail?


3 posted on 11/08/2019 11:45:44 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: jazusamo
“all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.”

Except the DOD budget comes from the cowards in Congress.....

4 posted on 11/08/2019 11:47:09 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: jazusamo
“all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.”

Except the DOD budget comes from the cowards in Congress.....

5 posted on 11/08/2019 11:47:09 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: jazusamo

Surprise!!!


6 posted on 11/08/2019 11:47:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

My 18 year old neighbor girl just passed the fitness test and she must be all of 110 lbs. Not to belittle her, because she kicked azz and I’m very proud of her, but I don’t think the bar is set too high.


7 posted on 11/08/2019 11:48:18 AM PST by BBQToadRibs
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To: jazusamo

Oh oh


8 posted on 11/08/2019 11:48:27 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jazusamo

Why Trump has not reversed this horrible women in combat policy of Obama is beyond me. But not to worry, the problem obviously lies with the test and not the women failing it. It would be helpful if we knew the male failure rate to use as a baseline.


9 posted on 11/08/2019 11:48:33 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: jazusamo

Sounds like the ladies are not doing their PT. The military becomes more corporate by the year. Maybe they paid them a bonus to do PT they would do it.


10 posted on 11/08/2019 11:48:45 AM PST by lodi90
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To: ctdonath2

about 30 percent


11 posted on 11/08/2019 11:49:42 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: jazusamo

I suspect a lot of men do too these days.


12 posted on 11/08/2019 11:50:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Pledge: "...and to the Democracy for which it stands..." I give up. Use the democRat meme...)
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To: jazusamo

The US DOD is a massive political bureaucracy, based in the heart of the deep state.

They will drift along with the ridiculous political and social trends just as any other bureaucracy in Washington DC.

There will probably come a time when lots of dead bodies tell them they need to adjust their thinking - but that is not a problem for today and certainly no one advances in the bureaucracy by pointing it out.


13 posted on 11/08/2019 11:51:21 AM PST by PGR88
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To: G Larry

There’s no doubt that mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ has taken a back seat to gender diversity and we can thank bambam 0bama for the foothold it has gotten.


14 posted on 11/08/2019 11:51:35 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: ctdonath2
Gender Neutral Fiasco

According to unofficial Army Combat Fitness Test pass/fail records of 3,206 soldiers in 11 battalions, 84% of female trainees and 30% of male trainees failed the six-event Army test.

Physical fitness tests shouldn’t be easy enough for everyone to pass, but some experts have described the alarming gender-neutral combat fitness test results as a “fiasco” that clearly sets up women to fail.

15 posted on 11/08/2019 11:53:12 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: jazusamo

Is this the lesser physical test for women or the original men’s fitness test?


16 posted on 11/08/2019 11:54:18 AM PST by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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17 posted on 11/08/2019 11:55:59 AM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

NO! Who would of thunk it?


18 posted on 11/08/2019 11:56:05 AM PST by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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To: jazusamo

This can’t be true. I just saw the latest Avengers film. Women are just as good as men in combat.


19 posted on 11/08/2019 11:56:17 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: ctdonath2

with today’s soy boys going into army for the money and education only? probably higher % than it woodland been 40 years ago-


20 posted on 11/08/2019 11:58:47 AM PST by Bob434
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