Friday, July 5, 2013

Women Marine Officers Are Failing The Infantry Training Course

Under a new policy, women in the Marine Corps are eligible for combat-related positions, such as scout sniper. The Pentagon formally announced Jan. 24 that the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy had been rescinded. (Lance Cpl. Vincent White, U.S. Marine Corps)

Two More Female Officers Fail In Marines’ Infantry Course -- Washington Times

A third pair of female Marine lieutenants has failed to complete the Corps' Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Va.

The Marine Corps Times embedded a reporter with the latest class of candidates. It reported Wednesday that one of the women was pulled for falling behind schedule. The other made it to the course’s end but did not meet its standards, as did six men, the newspaper said.

Corps commanders have said they will not lower standards to ensure that women can qualify for direct ground combat units. The Pentagon last winter lifted the ban on women in such jobs, but it has opted to conduct two years of study on how sex-integration would work for infantry, armor and special operations.

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My Comment: They are failing the upper body strength test. Even I had problems when I was young doing the rope climb test .... and I was in top shape at the time.

1 comment:

D.Plowman said...

Now put these figures alongside men who fail it, and it becomes less of a political issue..