CPT Jenerette is now in civil affairs and appears to have previously been a military journalist in her NCO days. Not that an Army officer needs a civilian defending her — I think she is perfectly capable of defending herself — but I posted a few comments defending her.
Key excerpt from what I wrote: “I respect people's right to oppose women in the military but that's not my position, and it has not been the position of the United States military for over seven decades. As far as I can tell, CPT Jenerette is doing things that women were allowed to do in the Army even before World War II broke out.”
Clarification on that: my point was that women have been able to do civil affairs and public affairs work since before World War II, not that women could go to jump school and take military police training during World War II. Based on what I've read of the situation in World War II, women nurses and other women serving in the military often got additional training through informal channels from experienced combat veterans with whom they were serving, or learned the hard way if their units were attacked. Under current conditions with no front lines, even civilians serving as embedded reporters are seeking out training so they can survive if their units are attacked, so why shouldn't we give military women the training they need to survive?
Kentucky 4th and 6th district House candidates.