Pressure grows on Marines to consider lowering combat standards for women

Two years ago, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the nation’s top military officer, laid down an edict on the Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered.A physical demands study concluded that of the 29 women who tried to complete the intense Infantry Officer Course, none graduated. (Associated Press)

Today, the “Dempsey rule” appears to have its first test case.

The Marine Corps just finished research to see if female officers could successfully complete its rigorous Infantry Officer Course.

A IOC diploma is a must to earn the designation of infantry officer. Of 29 women who tried, none graduated; only four made it through the first day’s combat endurance test.

Corps public affairs said it did not have the data on which tasks proved the toughest for women. But one particularly demanding upper-body strength test is climbing a 25-foot rope with a backpack full of gear. A candidate who cannot crawl to the top fails the test.

Traditionalists see the 0-29 performance as a call to arms by those inside the Pentagon who are determined to have significant numbers of women in the infantry. They are on the lookout for standards they believe are no longer relevant in today’s battlefield.

“The pressure is on the services from the White House’s politically correct crowd vis-a-vis Obama’s Pentagon appointees, who will force the services to accept degraded standards,” said Robert Maginnis, a retired Army officer and author of the book “Deadly Consequences: How Cowards Are Pushing Women Into Combat.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/19/marine-corps-weighs... 

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Gen. Dempsey is a sellout  to Obama and a disgrace to the uniform and our country.   He and Obama want our military "sissified" just like the gutless wonders that they are.   

Amen.

What the Hell! Why even have standards. Obama is turning our military into a bunch of worthless toy soldiers. Why not just have them turn in an application for a job and interview them. If you like what you see, then give them a uniform, and a gun and send them into battle. Hell! They'll have about as much experience as their commander in chief.   

I am an Air Force vet; woman; and I DO NOT WANT the powerful and dependable  MARINE's to change a thing!!!

If ANYONE fails the existing standards; White, Black,Brown, Yellow ,Red; Male or Female, they have NO PLACE in the ranks !!! You do NOT weaken the best for an inexperienced person like Obama !!!  Drop him on the battle field, and send HIS politically correct crew to save him !!!

Thanks for your service, Donna.  I agree completely.  If women have the chance and can't make it; that is different than not having the chance.  But don't lower the standard just so somebody in Washington can check off a box.

CW3 Terry Cornell, USA, (RET)

Obama would cry like a baby and run away while peeing himself if he was dropped on a battle-field.

Nothing, Nothing.. surprises me when it comes to this ass hole called president. Lets have the

Girl Scouts set the standards for our military. As stated above,  Dempsey is a sellout  to o-vomit and a disgrace to the uniform and our country. I am afraid this is only the tip of the Iceberg. Obviously, I can't put in actual words what I would like to see happen to this piece of shit in office, however, if/when it happens, I hope it is perpetrated by  a nigger muslim. If not, ALL cities will be burned to the ground.   I am nearly 80 years old. I have seen many presidents come and go. However, I have NEVER imagined such a crook could STAY in office without ANY repercussions from his actions. Frankly, I fear there is no hope for out country. This bastard has committed enough crimes to put most of us away for life... if not the DEATH  PENITENTLY. Where are the Republicans???  Are ALL  R I N O' S ?  This pig is committing  treason and it seems no one cares.       

I feel sorry for my Grand / Great Grand kids. They will never know what it is like to run and play in the woods; clime trees, swim in the creek. Now, you need a permit $$.

HC      

  

I wonder what low-down, traitorous leverage the Commies in da WH will use on the Corps to get it to turn Pink.    SEMPER FI

Hold your ground Marines.  Being the first and most exposed during the beginning of the fight makes it mandatory that the standards remain the same.  You have no immediate support to get a foothold on the beach and once you do you have to do with what you have, yourself and fellow Marines.  Don't sell out like the rest have.

Marines today, Seals and Special Forceas tomorrow!

Count on that Robert, Barack Obama is going for broke.  He plans to take down the American Military forces, followed by the economy, as well as the political and social systems of this country.  It is the MARXIST/COMMUNIST/ISLAMIST AGENDA.  We are is deep trouble and there is no one else out there to save us.  We the People must save ourselves!

Why is it always to lower the standards. Haven't we seen already what that does ? This will make our elite armed forces into just another social experiment for the left. It will destroy our military from within. Remember the married female astronaut who wore depends on a long trip from Texas to Florida to kill the wife or GF of her lover in an Airport ? Remember all the stories of those female navy pilots (Pushed through the training program to please Pat Schroeder a congress BIT%H from Colorado.)  who killed themselves and their RWO's because of lowering training standards ?  This is a bad idea. But liberal/communists could care less. This is their plan to WRECK this country. Because it's been PROVEN that you mix the sexes in combat units. You get massive moral problems ! If it was so easy to do mind you. Why haven't many other nations done it ? The one nation that has the most valid reason to do it is Israel. But they saw the massive hit to Moral and stopped it. We can't make that mistake because of PC and IMHO a plan to WRECK this country.

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