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    Woman Holds National Guard's Top Enlisted Post...

    1st Woman to Hold National Guard's Top Enlisted Post
    17 Nov 2017 — A 23-year veteran of the U.S. military now serving as the top enlisted leader of the New York Army and Air National Guard is the first woman to hold the position.
    State officials say Air National Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto took over the new post last month. The agency says she also became the first Air Guard noncommissioned officer to hold the job of senior enlisted adviser to the top ranked general in the New York National Guard.


    Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, senior enlisted leader, New York Air National Guard, addresses African partner senior enlisted leaders, about the State Partnership Program, Nov. 10, 2017.

    The position had been held by male New York Army National Guard command sergeant majors since it was created in the 1970s.

    Giaquinto's military career began in 1984, with a three-year stint in the U.S. Army. After a 10-year break in service, the Ballston Spa resident joined the Air Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Schenectady County.

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    I said from the beginning that most women would have great difficulty being combat marines and its because of nature.

    Men in good physical condition are stronger and larger then women in good physical condition estimates are lb for lb men in good condtion are 1/3 stronger than a woman in good condtion. That of course is average, larger males in good condition the spread is wider.

    There are those that keep wishing and hoping that women are the same as men.

    There was an OLD cartoon from when I was kid, with a toddler boy and girl pulling open their diapers and looking and they both had a shocked looked on thier face. I believe its a rockwell

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    Granny says, "Dat's right - you go, ladies...

    6 Bragg Women Become First in Army to Earn Expert Infantryman Badge
    24 Jan 2018 - Women quietly broke through barriers last fall when they became the first in the Army to earn the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    The badge, which was created in the 1940s, only recently opened to women when the Department of Defense struck down regulations that prevented them from serving in infantry jobs. The women earned the badge during testing with hundreds of male candidates in November -- about two years after infantry jobs opened to women. "This historic achievement is a reminder of the great things we can achieve when women are seen and treated as equals and given the same chance to contribute to their country," U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said in a statement. The Democrat from Illinois was among the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


    A soldier wears the Expert Infantry Badge after completing all the requirements.

    In 2004, Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Black Hawk pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard when it was struck down by a rocket-propelled grenade. She lost her legs and partial use of her right arm. "These six incredible women prove exactly why the Department of Defense was right to allow women to serve in all military roles, an action that was long overdue," she said. "Remember, women have served attached to infantry units for decades without being formally assigned to the unit -- so even when they meet the requirements, they technically could not earn the EIB until now." Through a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, all six women who earned the badge declined to talk about their achievement or the significance of the badge. The division did not name the women. Division leaders declined interview requests for this story.

    Earning the Badge

    To earn the Expert Infantryman Badge, a soldier must successfully complete 30 tasks that prove mastery infantry skills. If a soldier makes three errors, he or she fails and must wait one year to try again. At Fort Bragg, soldiers were tested on weapons proficiency and medical and patrol skills. Soldiers assembled the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle, claymore mine, Javelin and AK-47 weapons systems. Among medical tasks, they performed first aid for a suspected fracture, open head wound, open abdominal wound and burns. In the patrol lane, soldiers decontaminated themselves and equipment, identified terrain features on a map and applied camouflage. The testing takes place over several days, during the day and at night.

    Of the 1,000 candidates who tested for the badge at Fort Bragg in November, 287 earned it. The candidates came from Fort Bragg, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 18th Airborne Corps and units at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Traditionally, only about 18 percent of all candidates who test for the badge earn it. Testing for the Expert Infantryman Badge is conducted at several installations each year. Standards for the test are set by the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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    Uncle Ferd likes to watch womens train fer combat...

    Third Female Marine Now in Selection to Become MARSOC Raider
    30 Jan 2018 - Another female candidate has quietly made it through most of the first phase of the assessment and selection process of Marine Corps Special Operations Command in a quest to become the first female MARSOC Raider.
    A 25-year-old female sergeant has almost completed the 21-day first phase of A&S after beginning the course Jan. 16, MARSOC spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mannweiler confirmed to Military.com. The sergeant, who comes from the food specialist military occupational specialty, is on her first attempt through the phase. If she makes it to the end of the course, which wraps up the week of Feb. 5, with a high enough aggregate academic and physical training score, she will be the first woman to enter the challenging and secretive second phase of MARSOC assessment and selection. But that is not a given. Mannweiler said it's expected that a number of candidates will leave the selection pipeline at the phase’s conclusion with insufficient scores. If she does make it through, the second phase of A&S is set to begin Feb. 10.

    To date, one other woman has made it to the end of the first phase of A&S: a corporal from an administrative MOS, whose identity has not been made public to protect her privacy. While she reached the end of the course in August 2016, her scores were not high enough to continue. Military.com reported last year that she planned to repeat the course; Mannweiler confirmed this week that she is still pursuing a second attempt in the summer timeframe. "A female candidate who previously attempted A&S has communicated interest in attempting Phase 1 again to our recruiting teams," he said. "Her next opportunity, if she meets time in grade and time in service ceilings, would be the next A&S later this year."


    Candidates perform pull-ups during Phase I of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Assessment and Selection course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    A third female candidate, a staff sergeant from an administrative background, also attempted A&S in August 2016 but exited the course after a day after failing to complete the time requirement on a ruck march. During the first phase of A&S, Marines, who must meet specific physical and aptitude prerequisites, must demonstrate that they can complete a 12-mile march carrying a pack weighing more than 45 pounds within three hours; swim 300 meters while in combat uniform; and pass a variety of classroom exercises. After a woman graduated the Marines' legendarily difficult Infantry Officer Course in September, elite roles within special operations became the final hurdle for gender integration in the military.

    While a number of women have graduated the Army's Ranger school, the Army has yet to graduate the first female Green Beret, the Navy the first SEAL, or the Air Force the first Tactical Air Control Party airman. MARSOC officials have said the command has taken an aggressive approach to recruiting women, with recruiters reaching out directly to eligible female candidates to inform them of the opportunity.

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/...oc-raider.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    More Marine Corps female combat tests

    Now here are some practical field exercises that the Marine Corps is using to test the viability of females in combat arms units. An interesting read.
    As long as they have the EXACT SAME STANDARDS, NO EXCEPTIONS, I'm fine with it. IF ANYTHING is made easier , that's complete bull$#@!.

    I stayed in Israel for nearly a year; the women in the IDF , in combat roles, did EVERTHING the guys did...PERIOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    As long as they have the EXACT SAME STANDARDS, NO EXCEPTIONS, I'm fine with it. IF ANYTHING is made easier , that's complete bull$#@!.

    I stayed in Israel for nearly a year; the women in the IDF , in combat roles, did EVERTHING the guys did...PERIOD.
    Standards will be loosened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Standards will be loosened.

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    Letting females into the infantry and special operations is still a bad idea.

    That said, it won't matter much in the grand scheme of things. The fate of the US empire is already decided.
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