You know damn well they are not the infantry that people think of when you mention the name. Even in the Army, you don't call a file clerk infantry.
You would be a combat medic though. Your comparison is ridicules.
Last edited by Black Dog; 02-25-10 at 11:24 AM.
No Lives Matter
A couple of basic points...
1-Every branch of the service experiences readiness problems when women are in deployable positions. Witness the number of women that end up pregnant prior to or during rotations and deployments and have to be replaced. And anyone that thinks this DOESNT happen has NO IDEA what they are talking about. And no...it doesnt talk MASS pregnancy rates...it only talks a few to screw up a deployment chalk.
2-Want to watch something sad...watch female soldiers during live fire exercises trying to carry their wounded battle buddy to safety. Very little more pathetic than watching somene plop down on the ground and sob because they cant do it. 1 soldier down eliminates two. Very pathetic.
3-that is NOT to say that women CANT do the job. What I guess it says is that there should be one standard across the board for fitness and deployment expectations. Make no mistakes...Ive seen many female soldiers that can hack...but far more that cannot and those people have NO business being in combat and deployable situations.
4-Even the Air Force qualifies their airmen with M-16s prior to deployment. And yes...so Army 'fileclerks' are qualified before they deploy...including the Airborne Fileclerks that are combat trained prior to going into Afghanistan, Iraq, and anywhere else. Most fileclerks also are used for demolition of seized weapons, weapons maintenance, etc.