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Now that women are allowed to serve in combat situations on the frontlines, how do you think it will effect the standards when it comes to basic training? Do you think it's a good decision to allow women to serve on the frontlines in combat situations or a bad decision?Answer Question
Answer by momof030404 at 3:11 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Yes, I think Women can do just as good a job as a Man & a more reasonable & efficient job. Women multitask better so more will be done efficiently. I worked in a Jail with around 30 other Men in my area & some were much worse in so many ways than a Woman could ever be. Poor attention span, lazy, inability to follow direction... I could go on & on. As a Woman we were also able to calm a situation without the need to be physical.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Although I never did get to serve in the military, I did go to MEPS, sign my contract, and was on my way to basic when I had an injury that prevented me from going to basic (or at least delaying at the time). As I stated in the other post, I don't think it should be based on your gender, but rather your capabilities. As far as the standards go, I do think they should be able to do more and trained more than say someone whose job is finance, but just as there is a standards chart for age, there should also be one for gender as well. My husband couldn't pass most of his PT tests when in garrison but he was very smart and could think on his feet, which helped in combat a lot more than the infantry soldiers who ran 8 miles a day.
Answer by JeremysMom at 3:22 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
As a side note to momof030404, that is just as rude as her saying STFU.
Answer by JeremysMom at 3:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Yes. It is. Only with better language. ;) The petulance of the act really did crack me up just that much though, if that helps LOL I am wondering if she will be pointing out to every responder here to STFU when they don't have the correct credentials to answer the question....
Answer by momof030404 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
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