Closing Thought–16Aug17

Recently the news came out that a woman had made the cut and could start training as a Navy SEAL….this is good news since a woman had finished Army Ranger school….and since the new thing that women were allowed into the combat arts I say why not?

This was my post on this news….

Source: Closing Thought–25Jul17 – In Saner Thought

Since I reported this news more has come out on this young lady……

The woman on track to become the first female Navy SEAL officer has voluntarily exited the training pipeline, multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources have confirmed to Task & Purpose.

The female midshipman, identified by in July as a ROTC junior at an unnamed U.S. college, was the elite SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS) program’s first female entrant since the Department of Defense lifted restrictions on female applicants for combat arms and special operations forces roles in 2016.

Had she completed the three-week course, she would have been eligible for review by the NSW officer community manager and officer selection panel in September and, if selected, received orders by October to report to NSW’s grueling 24-week Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training course.

Source: The Navy’s First Female SEAL Officer Applicant Just Dropped Out

Sad news for this young lady….but I am sure that some mindless Neanderthal will find this good news…you know the type that think women should be bare foot and pregnant….in short a Trump supporter.

She has the option of trying again at a later date….maybe do some work to be better prepared for the next attempt.


5 thoughts on “Closing Thought–16Aug17

  1. Sorry to hear that. I’m unsure whether women fighting in a combat zone is a good idea though. Although they are obviously capable, the emotional impact of them being captured or killed is always going to be an issue. Maybe if there were a lot more of them? Still, I have never been in the Army, so what do I know?
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. SIGH… to comment is tempting, but, would probably lead to a long involved rant regarding how clueless our society/culture is at its base when it comes to any real understanding of how men and women interact, and how confused virtually every human being remains regarding their own species’ nature, or how the two sexes are capable of interacting, with understanding and mutual respect… so, I won’t comment further, other than to mention what Albert Camus noted, to wit: “Man is the only animal capable of denying his own nature.”….

    Which he does, mostly….hence, modern society, with its complete cluelessness about sex….

    Silly humans….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. Females have their rightful place as equally as males do. At some point though, the reality of being physically different from one another has to be acknowledged as a fact for the military. The people that have never rucked a day in their life or been in the field need to stop deciding decisions for a military that they truly have zero idea about how it operates.

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