Infantry - the vast majority of brand new Army 2LTs want to be infantry officers. so much so that only the best and brightest, top of their class, get to be infantry. everyone else usually gets stuck with their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choice.
- There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
- Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
- Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.
When Every Letter Counts - NYTimes.com "Army" is also capitalized, however, "soldier" is not because it is generic and it is not a proper noun.
The military is not a game. It is not a civilian work place where fairness must prevail in all areas. You want fairness, run for office. Even the undiagnosed mentally impaired person can work in Washington. Just turn on CSPAN or do a roll call of Democrats and Republicans. The Marines turn away fat, weakness, and the stupid (despite the stereotype that more fits the Army's standards). Those that are taken get beaten into shape until they prove that they are determined to fail and then they get kicked out the gate. Do you actually think the Marine Corps (or the Army) is going to staff its infantry with 50% women just for the sake of fairness?