Thursday, March 13, 2014

NC: Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

Via LH

The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a co-ed experimental task force to evaluate how female Marines perform as part of a ground combat unit, Marine officials said.

The task force will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman. The task force will look like a small battalion landing team with attachments such as artillery, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles — similar to the ground combat portion of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, but about half the size.

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  1. Yep, somebody needs to be handling the sandwich making and paperwork back in the rear while the boys are out pew pew pewing... If they can't even do 2 pullups, why would you want them anywhere near a "combat job". I wouldn't count on a Wook to be able to pull my ass outta the road or over a wall ever. Just sayin'... Hearts and minds and all that.

  2. It's going to be a good lesson for the girls. Unfortunately a lot of good men
    will be injured or killed as a result.

  3. Want to make any guesses as to how many USMC Janes, when they find out what being a gunt is like, will "suddenly and unexpectedly" nondeployable for "medical reasons" (pregnancy, abortions and STDs)?

  4. How many men (and women) will die for this experiment before they put a stop to it?