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Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RunicWolf View Post
As a vet (1998-2003) from a combat arms MOS (armor crewman) my only concern, during that time, would be that everyone on the vehicle has to pull their weight. It's a lot of heavy lifting and the like. While I'm not saying women are weaker by any stretch (my wife is proof of that!), I am saying that I'd hope that the military would raise PT standards for women serving in a combat arms MOS to something a lot closer to the male standards.

If they want to fight, I'm all for it, as long as they can keep up to the standards we have in place already.
Agreed. I'm a small woman. There are things that I physically cannot do as well as a larger man can do. Along the same lines, though, a small man is also incapeable of the physical strengths of a larger man.

Job placement should be based on ability (mental and physical) not on what is or isn't between the servicemember's legs.
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