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Naval History: All 4 Winners of Top Award Are Women
NPR ^ | July 23, 2010 | Frank James

Posted on 07/28/2010 2:59:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog

History was made this week in a little noticed ceremony in Washington when the U.S. Navy awarded its "Sailor of the Year" award to four women.

The Navy gave the awards, among the most prestigious for enlisted personnel, to two hospital corpsmen, Ingrid Cortez and Shalanda Brewer, Navy reservist Samira McBride and cryptologic technician Cassandra Foote. Each was promoted to chief petty officer.

At a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West, the service's highest ranking enlisted man said, according to a Navy news release:

"This is a great day for our Navy, and today we are making history with all four Sailors of the Year being women. These sailors have proven themselves as professional sailors, experts in their rates, role models to our junior sailors and youth, and most importantly, true leaders," said West.

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KEYWORDS: pc; politicalcorrectness
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To: Bon mots
Women have no serious business in fighting forces aside from bureaucratic, administrative and secretarial work.

My sister was a fighter pilot. She went to Afganistan. I guess that was not 'serious business'.
51 posted on 07/28/2010 8:12:32 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Bon mots

Bon mots wrote:
Women have no serious business in fighting forces aside from bureaucratic, administrative and secretarial work.

HM = Corpsman, medical.
OS = Operations Specialist, typically going to be administrative, intelligence assets
CT = Intelligence units/could be secretarial.

So, all 4 work in fields I’d say you classified correctly.

Your point?


52 posted on 07/28/2010 8:16:39 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (The press wants “Camelot II - The Return of JFK”, and not “Peanuts II - that’s all you’ll have)
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To: Bon mots
Women have no serious business in fighting forces aside from bureaucratic, administrative and secretarial work.

Your statement is completely buffoonish. There are about a million tasks in the military (other than bureaucratic, administrative and secretarial tasks) that women can perform quite admirably. Not very many military tasks require hand-to-hand combat.

53 posted on 07/28/2010 8:38:24 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (For the record, McCarthy was right.)
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To: rlmorel

They all need to be wearing burkas.


54 posted on 07/28/2010 9:02:48 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

I would never say such a thing, and I think these sailors may be top notch at what they do, butI do not believe women belong in combat, and it has nothing to do with the fact that there are women out there who CAN do it.

But that isn’t what this thread is about. This thread is about Political Correctness, and it appears to be rampant in the US Navy.


55 posted on 07/28/2010 9:38:31 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Onelifetogive; Bon mots
Not very many military tasks require hand-to-hand combat.

That is rarely guaranteed, the Airborne and commandos are especially geared to land among those people that you think are out of bounds for combat.

Strength comes into play in many areas such as changing a truck tire, moving a 20 gallon pot of soup off a stove, loading and unloading 100 pound shells, fetching a 50 cal. for someone, digging and creating fortifications.

All those things that women can't do in your daily life? Well, they can't do them in the military either, that is why we have the real military and their standards and level of testing, and then the second level of the military, with their sex separate standards and level of testing.

You would be surprised to see how often the men are watching the humorous, keystone efforts of females trying to perform simple, everyday tasks in the military, that is why the female is usually given the clipboard.

56 posted on 07/28/2010 9:47:12 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: usmcobra

At least they are properly hydrated...
regards,


57 posted on 07/28/2010 9:51:55 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: behzinlea

You look like you may have consumed alchol, As I insert the breathalyzer pipette in through your car window, blow into it.


58 posted on 07/28/2010 12:03:09 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: ansel12
Strength comes into play in many areas such as changing a truck tire, moving a 20 gallon pot of soup off a stove, loading and unloading 100 pound shells, fetching a 50 cal. for someone, digging and creating fortifications.

I should not have called your statement "bufoonish." I don't really agree with you, but you make a reasonable (and respectful) argument for your position.

59 posted on 07/28/2010 1:12:03 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (For the record, McCarthy was right.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
First, I served in the United States Marines from 1992 to 1997. Second, what is the percentage of enlisted women to men? I know women make up 15% of the entire Navy staff. Thus some are officers and would not be counted for this reward. Now getting back to my original point....

You honestly believe all 4 of these women deserve their awards when the enlisted women in the Navy is less than 15% of the entire enlisted/NCO ranks? Give me a freaking break! Anyone with half brain will knows this.

Like I said all this is going to divide the Navy from within its own ranks. It's political nonsense B.S. ? I guess the Navy is more worried about sucking up Obama’s a$$ than performance from its ranks? They just want to PRETEND they are fair when everyone (including these 4 women) know its ALL BULL$HIT!

60 posted on 07/29/2010 1:13:49 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks and great info. I know one guy for a long time. He is full of it. I even called the Navy Seals Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida and he was not listed. What a jerk and a loser.


61 posted on 07/29/2010 1:19:59 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518
You honestly believe all 4 of these women deserve their awards when the enlisted women in the Navy is less than 15% of the entire enlisted/NCO ranks?

I wouldn't know. But say, for the sake of argument, that all four winners were black males. Would you be making the same claim?

They just want to PRETEND they are fair when everyone (including these 4 women) know its ALL BULL$HIT!

It's so easy to come to these conclusions when you know absolutely nothing about these women's backgrounds or what they did to earn the awards, isn't it? And also ignoring that four different selection committees came up with these women. No, it's far easier to assume PC and collusion and conspiracy because, after all, a woman can never, ever out-perform a man in anything.

62 posted on 07/29/2010 5:31:31 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
Physically you can't. Get over it! It does not mean that men are better, but physically stronger. Another no brainer...

Listen you can live lala land all you want, but anyone who has half a brain knows that this is complete B.S. This is not good for the Navy period.

One last point if you think those committees have true independence, then I have some beach front property to see you in Nevada.

Look it's going on all over our country. It's called affirmative action. Look it up and quit ignoring what your eyes and ears are telling you. God gave you that for a reason. You are behaving like a sheep heading to the slaughter.

63 posted on 07/29/2010 11:16:48 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: smokingfrog

If no affirmative action is involved, and we can assume that they all have to have passing scores in their physical tests, then the men cannot be held to a higher requirement in that category can they?


64 posted on 07/29/2010 11:42:31 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12

Shirley not.


65 posted on 07/29/2010 3:33:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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