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women in combat

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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 Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta's decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.

A senior military official says the services will develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions. Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army's Delta Force, may take longer.

Panetta's move expands the Pentagon's action nearly a year ago to open about 14,500 combat positions to women, nearly all of them in the Army. This decision could open more than 230,000 jobs, many in Army and Marine infantry units, to women.

In recent years the necessities of war propelled women into jobs as medics, military police and intelligence officers that were sometimes attached — but not formally assigned — to units on the front lines.

any thoughts on this ?

anyone think this is a bad idea ? if so why ?

by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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forgottenluv
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM

 i think its good that women will be able to do more jobs that they want to do

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.

 

And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.

forgottenluv
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM

 this might sound like a stupid question , but if a woman gets pregnant  can she leave the military or does she have to  go back to duty after baby is born?

sorry i have no clue how all that works

Quoting Anonymous:

 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.

 

And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

 She has the option to leave or to stay. It's all up to her.

Quoting forgottenluv:

 this might sound like a stupid question , but if a woman gets pregnant  can she leave the military or does she have to  go back to duty after baby is born?

sorry i have no clue how all that works

Quoting Anonymous:

 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.

 

And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.

 

 

forgottenluv
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM

 oh ok

Quoting Anonymous:

 She has the option to leave or to stay. It's all up to her.

Quoting forgottenluv:

 this might sound like a stupid question , but if a woman gets pregnant  can she leave the military or does she have to  go back to duty after baby is born?

sorry i have no clue how all that works

Quoting Anonymous:

 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.

 

And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.

 

 

 

forgottenluv
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM
Wtf
Men pussy out all the time. Smh


Quoting Anonymous:

 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.


 


And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.


BeAmour
by Tonya on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM
I think if she is enlisted, she should do all and any of the jobs the men do.
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RMB2011
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM
I'm all for it! I certainly don't want a combat job I'm not cut out for it. But I'm glad it's finally allowed!
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MissTuree
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

 Not exactly true. In some times of service this may be a possibility, but it certainly was NOT an option when I was in the situation. Not that I was trying to get out but friends of mine that were pregnant at the same time tried and failed.


Quoting Anonymous:

 She has the option to leave or to stay. It's all up to her.

Quoting forgottenluv:

 this might sound like a stupid question , but if a woman gets pregnant  can she leave the military or does she have to  go back to duty after baby is born?

sorry i have no clue how all that works

Quoting Anonymous:

 If that's what they want to do, have at it. All I know is if they get into it, they'd better hack it. None of this "I'm gonna get pregnant" nonsense. You wanted the job, you got it, now do it.

 

And BTW, I want no parts in it. I have not a single desire to be in combat arms.

 

 


 

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