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Subject: Re: Women in Combat Date: 2/11/2013 9:53 AM
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Well, I hope that this means that the billets are open but that female candidates will have to prove themselves physically just like the men do. If a woman can make it through BUDS without any affirmative action to get her through, she is bad-ass enough to be a SEAL.

I have a feeling we will both be disappointed on this issue.

The standards are already lower for women as it pertains to physical fitness. I would be quite surprised if they did not lower the entrance requirements as well as the graduation requirements for specialized combat units.

We see this with airborne school already. The "load" someone must carry to jump out of a plane is basically the same (minus certain jobs that require more equipment), yet the standards for entrance to airborne school are gender based.

Min scores for Ranger school:

http://www.military.com/military-fitness/army-special-operat...

Those min scores are significantly higher than the min scores for airborne school for women. If they make no changes, then this policy will have my tacit support.
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