Seven Reasons Why Women-in-Combat Diversity Will Degrade Tough Training Standards – News & Commentary – Center for Military Readiness


Seven Reasons Why Women-in-Combat Diversity Will Degrade Tough Training Standards – News & Commentary – Center for Military Readiness.

Go. Read the whole thing. It’s the single best article I’ve read that shows that standards for training WILL be degraded.

The problem is, the reality of combat cannot and will not change.

I just finished re-reading Rick Atkinson’s excellent “An Army at Dawn” about the campaign in North Africa in World War II. The creampuff training US divisions went through before the invasion led directly to deplorable casualties, opportunities lost, and defeats in battle.

The Army then at least had the excuse that they were simultaneously trying to build the infrastructure to enlarge the Army, train soldiers, and deploy the force all at the same time. Among the very first things the Army did with the lessons learned in North Africa was change the training at home.

What’s our excuse now?

Finally, the tail end of the article reminds us of a good point. It’s not the role of the President, SecDef nor service chiefs to make this decision to allow women into combat.

Congress alone has the constitutional authority to provide for the regulation of the Army and Navy. When did the 1994 combat exclusion law lapse?

 

 

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8 responses to “Seven Reasons Why Women-in-Combat Diversity Will Degrade Tough Training Standards – News & Commentary – Center for Military Readiness

  1. crazyhorse13

    The CJCS took to his Facebook page and other internet sites to defend himself, claiming that standards won’t be lowered.

    http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2013/01/rescinding-the-direct-combat-rule-for-women/

    So is he saying that because now it takes an 18 year old male 42 push-ups to graduate from infantry basic training that any 18 yr. old female who attends infantry training will be required to do 42 and not the 19 they have to do now to pass a PT test for other MOS? If the answer is no, the standard has been lowered.

    Of course they will say the PT standards change for age and sex…so how about the SFQ which require all applicants to pass with a 70% score on the male 17-21 year old scale?

    A Barrett .50 cal, tank main gun round or your wounded buddy doesn’t weight less just because of who’s trying carry it. We are embarking down a road to disaster.

    • scottthebadger

      I agree, and the Left will blame the males for not fully supporting the females when the disaster hits.

  2. SFC Dunlap (Ret.)

    Well said all. What the vocal few want is “Starship Troopers” and think the movie has potential for reality which is preposterous.

    • I’d take Starship Troopers the book, but the movie was a real turkey.

      I took my Soldier son to see it when it was in Marietta, OH way back when. Both of us had read the novel and the movie sucked a big one.

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  4. M1A1TrkTrror

    I’ve never felt so little confidence in my leadership. I can’t believe this is actually happening some days.