First let me state…I am in full support of women serving in all capacities in the military…even in combat….for they are capable of doing any task a man can and sometimes they even do it better…….
But then there are some cases when the military just does not get it. I do not question women’s capabilities…..I do question the thinking of our so-called leaders…..
They, military leaders, just do not use commonsense in a rush to do the most political things…..one such situation is the serving on submarines and there ignorance is showing…..
A big scandal for the Navy’s submarine integration program: Some of the first women ever to serve on American subs were secretly recorded showering on the USS Wyoming, reports the Navy Times. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating a 24-year-old male officer who is accused of recording the women over the period of about a year on the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine and distributing the videos, officials say. A retired supply officer in touch with one of the victims says a report was first filed on the videos after one of them was received by an officer on another submarine.
The Wyoming was one of the first submarines to have female crew members when they started being assigned to subs in 2011. The retired officer says that on her first day on a sub acting as mentor to younger female submariners, a young sailor asked her, “Where are the females?” She says she “looked at him and said, ‘All right, let’s get one thing straight: They’re not females, they’re junior officers on this boat, they’re division officers, and you will address them as Ensign So-and-So, and you can tell everybody else on the boat.” At least 43 women have served on submarines since the ban was lifted, and the Navy plans to integrate fast-attack submarines for the first time in January, starting with the USS Virginia and USS Minnesota, reports the Washington Post.
I am sorry but…what did they expect? Self-control? Young men will be young men and by that I mean….HORNY!
I mean NO disrespect to our women in uniform….just that human nature will be just that…human nature. This may not be the best time to integrate women into the submariner service…sad part is that the men see them as women first and officers last……sad to say until men can think with the big head….maybe women should be excluded from submarine duty……
Again I mean NO disrespect and will probably get some heat for stating my mind…..the term military intelligence (an oxymoron) does not apply in this situation.
There is a time and a place for everything…….Now is NOT the time and subs are not the place.