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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post

    Give it another 20, 25 years. Then, it will be all drones, robots and armored exoskeletons and physical fitness will be a secondary issue.
    Yeah. Right up until Skynet takes over.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    If a woman can meet the same physical requirements to be a member of a combat team as a man, I can see no good reason not to allow her to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Santorum says no, they should be banned. So do many other Republicans. What say you?
    Oh look, its this thread again.

    As I said in all this thread's predocessors, women are already in combat roles. MPs do everything the infantry do and then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I fully agree men have more upper body strength usually. But not always true. Women do have advantages as well.
    Then why do all militery branches hold females to much lower Phisical Training standards?

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Then why do all militery branches hold females to much lower Phisical Training standards?
    look up the marine female pt standards,they are barely any lower than mens but higher than army male standards.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    ABsolutley fine with women being aloud in combat as long as the meet the same standards as everyone else. This thought process for me goes for anything. Police officers firefighters, fbi, cia etc etc etc.

    Standards are in place to do the job not to purposely exclude anybody or any gender and as long as those standards are in fact based on job requirements im all good with ANYBODY serving.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    look up the marine female pt standards,they are barely any lower than mens but higher than army male standards.
    They do their pushups like men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Then why do all militery branches hold females to much lower Phisical Training standards?
    Cause how many push UPS one can do or how fast you run a mile have little value in modern warfare. Women can kill as well as men with our modern technology.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    They do their pushups like men?
    marines dont do pushups in their apft,atleast not anymore its pullups crunches and 3 mile run
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    truthfully i think women can of they meet combat stress tests.other than the marine corps women i dont see any toher branches holding women to combat standards.

    the air force has low physical standards all around but their arent a combat arms branch of the military.

    the navy im not sure about except for the navy cb's which are like marines with a navy badge.

    the army holds high standards for men but rediculously low standards for women.the fact what takes me at age 25 to pass my pt test would get an 18 year old female an almost perfect score.the army also has lower standards for eigh and tape for females than it does males.the army recently started changing from a standard pt test to one more similar to the marines,and focuses on combat ability more than a scoresheet.it wasnt fully implemented when i left but no mention was made if females would have a different standard.if the army holds its upcoming pt standards the same on females i can almost guarantee 90% of females would be booted out of the army for failing to meet physical standards,since the new standard focuses alot on strength needed to carry wounded soldiers full battle loads and sprinting with 2 ful ammo cans.

    the marines pretty much hold their females to the same standard,even though marine females dont get combat arms as an mos the marine corps treats everyone as infantry first and holds them to that standard.
    This discussion has been held many times here. I am not going to go into my opinion, but I do want to correct a misconception that I think you are falling into. Military PFT tests are designed to measure overal fitness and not ability to do a job. Since men and women are physically different, what an average fit male and female can do is different. That is why the standards are different for men and women, just as the standards change as you get older, and for the same reason.
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