Women Approved for Combat Roles
by HMJC
Last comment by up2sumptin 1 year, 11 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form

It is official, women have been cleared to serve directly in combat roles. I have personally served with women Soldiers in a combat environment and to be frank, most can hang. Snippets are already stating that they will need to be able to perform physically. Ironically there is a good portion of male Soldiers that can't physically perform. When I served, my male and females were Soldiers period. They did not ask or were afforded any special treatment. This is a leadership issue and a cultural change that has to be handled head on. I say if they want to serve in that role and can meet all the requirments minus having a penis, let em!!


Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2013 at 3:10 PM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by HMJC
Send HMJC a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (590) times.

HMJC commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 16:58 PM

Sebe, just a crass referance in the last sentence, sorry if I offended...I am surprised that you feel that strongly about not allowing women in combat. Many do allude to the standards being lowered to accomdate, physical prowess ect. As I originaly posted though, it is a leadership issue to insure that does not become the case. I was not kidding about the number of males that cant cut the mustard; it is just as prevelant. I concede that there will be growing pains as well as the fears of the distraction it will cause may occur. But I was not whitewashing about some of the female Soldiers I have served with; they were capable and put lead down range just as well as I did. This may end up being yet just another great social expierment but change can be managed if leadership strives to make it work. A Soldier is a Soldier. All Soldiers that are capable should be allowed to serve side by side.

gacpl commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 18:42 PM

one problem is women DO NOT meet the same standards as men, the physical standards are lower for women. i don't see many women being able to break track on a M1A2 tank. nor drag the track sections by them self like the guys do (250 lb) sections.

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 18:58 PM

In the PT test yes there are different standards but in air assualt and other combat oriented programs, the standards are the same.

Sheran commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:59 PM

As far as females serving in front lines operations, I agree with the original poster, however, I know of many females that may lack a penis but have far more balls than many of our male military members and could serve as well, if not better, on our front lines as we speak.

gacpl commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 21:51 PM

different standards are different standards, they should be the same as the men if they want to be like them. the enemy does not go easy because they are fighting women. the men would be put in more risk by having women that are not up to the same standards of a man that would have been in their place.

Sheran commented on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 22:07 PM

The military opened the doors for gays! I'd rather be in a fox hole with a gay woman that has the role of man, than a gay guy that as the role of a female...YES! They should all be on the same standards as you...

lholmes commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 00:33 AM

well...in today's society, men have femmed up so much and women have butched up so much that one can hardly tell the difference anymore.

mountain commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 07:59 AM

This is all fine and good until one of the female soldiers gets her head cut off and shown on Aljazeera TV, then what?

HMJC commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 08:16 AM

I think it is important to reconize that it doesn't matter the gender of a grevious act. 90% of this concept is perception and pre-conceived view points that women will not be able to hang. I circle back to my original post that the Soldier will have to meet the standards and be able to 100% perform the mission associated with that job. I say again that this will be a leadership issue to manage. Sebe, thanks for your comments, I get it, and respect your opinion. At the end of the day however, not really concerned with gender or sexual preferance if they are putting lead down range.

gacpl commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 09:20 AM

that's a precieved notion that is so wrong. putting lead down range is less then half of the job of combat arms. there is so much more to it.

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Mountain,is it more horrific because it was a woman? I think not. IF a woman is willing to take the risk and can pull her weight as well as a man (ie PT and other criteria) then I say go for it. THe only problem I see is pregnancy.

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM
mountain commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I love some of those comments at the end of that YAHOO article.

My ex wife would have been really good in combat. She'd nag the Taliban into surrendering.

Let's abolish all women's events in the Olympics and let them compete with the men.

I wonder how they will do with hand to hand combat. I mean if they can be equal to the male species physically then we would have already seen it in sports competition.

No doubt, I could see Janet Reno & Hillary Clinton sitting in a snipers nest with BIG smiles.

Hillary's already faked being targeted by sniper fire. She's over qualified.

Rosie O'Donnell would emasculate any foe too.

mountain commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 15:49 PM

Of the 1,100 women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and were surveyed by Street’s team, 48.6 percent admitted to being sexually harassed and 22.8 percent admitted to being sexually assaulted – and in some cases raped – while serving in a war zone.

But regardless of the new findings, the Pentagon has not promised to take any action to tackle the problem of sexual misconduct. Nate Galbreath, a senior adviser for the Pentagon’s sexual assault prevention office, said that he is not assessing Street’s research until he learns more about how it was conducted.

“It comes down to culture. (It) hasn’t changed, no matter what the generals or the secretaries of Defense say about zero tolerance,” California Rep. Jackie Speier told USA Today. “They have not scrubbed the sexism… out of the military.”

Many of the women who reported sexual harassment allege that the perpetrators were US military men. Earlier this year, dozens of female recruits at an Air Force base in Texas said they were sexually assaulted by their male instructors.

http://rt.com/usa/news/sexual-militar...

mountain commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 15:54 PM

I believe all 18 year old women should have to sign up for selective service just like males when they turn 18.

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 17:48 PM

That's a little outta left field Jimmy, lol. They apply pressure on a place in the lower abdomen.

up2sumptin commented on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 13:14 PM

I've had both male and female doctors. Either is good. No, we don't turn our heads unless a handsome man flatters us. ;)


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by HMJC
 
GOP Has to make opportunity count
November 17, 2014
The GOP is at a crucial crossroads right now. America has made it pretty clear how much faith it had in the current status quo. Even though I have always leaned towards the GOP side of the house this does negate the expectations I personally have for them. The GOP ...
Read More »
 
ISIL, The Next 10 Year War
November 04, 2014
As election day comes and goes our Commander and Chump is quietly drawing us deeper and deeper into the ISIL debacle. I had blogged previously about the ineffectiveness of the current effort. Utilizing air strikes has been completely ineffective to date. The reason this is a flawed response is the ...
Read More »
 
"Greater Good"
October 28, 2014
“Greater Good”, a point or ideology that has been defined, perceived, twisted, etc. So what does this mean? Is it fair to even apply this concept as at the end of the day whatever the definition is construed; Man is still making that determination. So now here we are with ...
Read More »
 
Crossroads
October 15, 2014
After pursing the “headlines” for the last couple of days it seems painfully apparent to me that our nation is at a perilous crossroad. We are mired in such discord that your average Dooms Day Prepper is doing jumping jacks saying “I told You So….” I try to do my ...
Read More »
 
ISIS Endstate
October 08, 2014
Am I the only one that is concerned with the ineffective air campaign against ISIS? We seem to be going down the same road we did with Libya in regard to airstrikes that destabilize the region and disrupt the “enemy” but bring no semblance of peace and stability. Libya is ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology