posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 06:34 AM
Originally posted by RightlyCurious
I'm all for this. A worry is their weight to gear ratio. .
I was in the US Army for five years. Ages 19-24. I fully admit that I was weak link. I was only 108 pounds and I couldn't carry a fully loaded ruck
After being in for five years I can say that I am against women being in the regular Army in combat positions. Too many of us at that young age go in
and can't carry the equipment, etc etc.
Other positions .... like medical and clerical and chaplain assistant (that was mine) and things like that are fine. I know some will say that there
should be a physical test to pass in order to be able to fill the other positions and that if a woman can't pass them then they shouldn't be in. But
the thing is that there would be so few women who could pass the physical test that combat units would have a tiny number and that would make things
difficult in the field. The women would stand out and have gender issues. I am very sure of that. (not to be indelicate but think of why the Navy
doesn't want women on a submarine .... )
Anyways .. put me down for a 'no' on the vote for women allowed in combat units.
(for the record .. I was in the 2nd Armored Division out of Fort Hood Texas, and III Corp, and I was at US Army Garrison in Japan )
edit on 6/14/2013 by FlyersFan because: spelling