Via Cousin Joel
Assuming that the post below is legit, this ranks right there with all the other nefarious stuff that Obama and his America hating minions are doing to our country. This is not about dissing women. This is about protecting the lives of our fighting men.
This from a friend who like me has many past military friends. I believe his statement, as to the veracity of the report……..T
From a good friend, former Viet Nam U. S. Naval Aviator (F4’s off of flat tops) and USNA graduate (2-years behind McCain).
In keeping with the 'new military' and the "non-CIC" this is a believable story IMHO. I know the USNA grad very well that sent it to me and have a high degree of trust in him and the data he forwards. I do not know the Army Lt Col or his grand nephew but find it easy to believe his inputs considering the dumbing down of the military
I have read a couple of articles about the two Army women who have graduated from Ranger School. The articles were concomitant about the standards issue.
I received the following from a very very good friend of 50 years and a Marine who eventually retired as an Army Lt Col. His source is his grand nephew who is an Army Capt and an Instructor at the Ranger School (RI). My friend is an historian and a stickler for accuracy and sources. I implicitly trust his retelling.
I have assumed that the Army would be softer than the Marines on the women in the infantry issue. Although these grads aren't in the Infantry yet, it seems like only a matter of time. I would imagine that the pressure on USMC leadership will be brutal.
The grand nephew's inputs:
Stand by for the hoopla from the Media, DACOWITS, DOD and the White House! Two female candidates passed Ranger School! (Both are officers and West Point graduates, jocks at the Academy, and specially-selected to "challenge" Ranger School.) Here, from someone on the inside, "is", as Paul Harvey used to say, "The rest of the story..."
Here's the deal:
What the media isn't telling you is that both were recycled 3 times in Darby phase, and twice more in Florida phase. This was reported at least by the Army Times as it happened. Standards were in fact lowered according to Ranger Instructors(RI's). Obama announced he would attend their graduation while they were barely entering 3rd phase, how did he know they would pass?
Time was extended on road marches for them, along with weight of packs reduced, they were allowed more sleep than the men.
Additionally all the women were given a 6 month prep course, provided nutritionalists and had a 2-star General as their evaluator, after their peer evaluators failed them. Also had to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement(NDA).
It is an insult to the women first off. If you had a little brother or little sister you will remember the moment where you were once again 'cheating' to let them win and they catch on and say 'stop let me do it', and then they do it, you gain the respect for them right there that can only be earned.
These two women have been cheated of that, they were helped all the way. They know it, everyone knows it. If they had been able to actually pass just like the men, you'd see a different response.
It's not wanting women to fail, it's not wanting women to stay out of your 'club', it's real life physiological differences. Men's VO2max is much higher than a woman's, less red blood cells mean less oxygen, they have less muscle mass. There are a host of other physical things that make a woman, even mentally stronger than a given man, have to work twice as hard to compete.
When the working day in British factories, under wartime conditions, was increased from ten to twelve hours, accidents among women increased 150 percent; the rate of accidents among men did not increase.
If a woman were to pass Ranger School under the same standards she would deserve two tabs!
The men who have failed the course in the past, who would have made it too had they had a lighter pack, more sleep, longer times, multiple recycles, brass as peers and a president who had scheduled to attend their already-decided graduation etc, well they now have a legitimate complaint. Where is their Ranger tab?