The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Monday, April 18, 2016

US Army Approves First Female Officers for Ground Combat

The U.S. Army has approved the first female officers for ground combat missions, following new rules that open all military combat positions to women.

The 22 women have almost finished their officer training and must complete training in specialty schools to enter either the armor branch or infantry branch. Previously, women had been barred from joining frontline combat roles in the U.S. military, including the infantry.

An Army statement Friday said the women must complete the remaining training and physical requirements before they can qualify as combat officers.

In December, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the military would open all occupations to women this year, saying America's all-volunteer fighting force cannot afford to ignore half of the population in the 21st century that requires "drawing strength from the broadest possible pool," including women.



Anonymous said...

Leftist social engineering.

Anonymous said...

Complete B.S. wait until some Arab gets a hold of em you'll see some equality if equality to you means rape.

Anonymous said...

4:31 Kinda like our soldiers did the to vietnamese women and girls?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

You have no idea. Women can be more brutal than men.

Anonymous said...

My Son was first a Ranger and then became a Green Beret, the only true Special Forces operator. He described to me the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school (SERE) in which he endured many hours in a small cage, totally naked in 40 degree temperatures. He then continued to endue an "interrogation" with actual physical punishment. This school was only a a small portion of the two year pipeline. Not only must a women be able to tolerate such pain and abuse but be able to carry my 220 pound wounded Son to safety. Good men will die with this feel good politically correct social engineering experiment.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 6:48, that's why I'm divorced from mine!