Closing Thought–25Jul17

Life Imitating Art!

Anybody recall a movie in the 90’s starring Demi Moore, G I Jane?

It is about a woman that takes on SEAL training to become the first female SEAL….well Bat Man we have that woman and her name is not Demi….

A big first for the US Navy: The branch has its female SEAL candidate. A second woman is a candidate to become a special warfare combatant crewman, another elite special operations job previously open only to men. “They are the first candidates that have made it this far in the process” since the Pentagon opened front-line combat positions to women more than a year and a half ago, a spokesperson for the Naval Special Warfare Command tells NPR.

The women, who have not been identified, still need to get through Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, which is grueling; they will need to complete the same training a man would. The spokesperson says it could still “take months and potentially years” before we see the first woman graduate from the SEAL or SWCC program. In another first for SWCC, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Command confirms to Military.com that a petty officer recently informed their chain-of-command they identify as transgender.

Why not?  A woman made it through the rigorous training of the Rangers….the SEALs are next.

Any thoughts?

My day is done…stick a fork in me…..see you guys tomorrow….stuff aplenty….chuq

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7 thoughts on “Closing Thought–25Jul17

  1. I can see the merits of female combatants, but for some reason, their loss in combat always seems to be more distressing. I have to say that on balance, I really don’t feel that women should be in combat. I know that’s an old-fashioned view, but I’m old!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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