Skip to comments.First female general to lead Parris Island Marine base says women can handle combat
Posted on 03/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PDT by Morgana
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. The first female Marine Corps general in charge of its tough-as-nails basic training site on Parris Island says shes confident women in the Corps will be able to handle combat.
Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds says the Pentagons lifting of the combat exclusion against women earlier this year means commanders will be able to just use the talent that they have. Just use it where they need it. Thats awesome.
Reynolds was the first woman to command a Marine base in a combat zone when she was put in charge of Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan in 2010. As head of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Forces headquarters group, she oversaw the base in Helmand province that grew to house 20,000 Marines.
She also commanded a communications battalion in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 in battle-scarred Fallujah.
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PC appointee, wonder how she feels knowing that she really never got there for her grades or knowledge but because she;s a PC affirmative action appointee.
Maybe it;s me but I like to know when I get something then it;s because I earned it and as for women in combat, PLEASE.
Been there done that and no woman can carry over a 100 pound for days , march miles and fight and then have to pick a guy up with her own 100 pounds.
Hell most men can;t and I know Israel and Britain has tried this and it never worked.
Women on submarines and on ships is not even working and yet these dopes think women should now serve in combat on the gorund
yes she was in command but not on the ground, BIG DIFFERENCE
Of course women can “handle combat”. I can “handle” playing point guard in the NBA, I would be terrible at it, my team would lose every game, but I could “handle” it. What does “handle combat” even mean? The left couldn’t do any of this garbage without a compliant media. Barf.
Not implying that will happen, just suggesting that it might.
Oh, good gravy.
A world gone crazy.
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We will see how this goes but I’m betting it’s not too hard to make some predictions based on common sense.
no offense but i would not feel much respect for a female military leader.
especially if i thought they didn’t get there on work/merit.
New drill routines are already being implemented....
Total B.S. My wife is seriously one of the best female athletes alive and one of the few women I have known that could do it.
If the standards were not lowered in any way, I estimate that maybe 3 out 100 servicewomen could do this. Of those 3, 2 would be physically broken before the end of a four year stint in the infantry. Sorry, women’s bodies are just not designed to carry 100 lbs of gear on long marches and jump out planes with said gear.
Another politically correct appointee, she got the job because of her politics and not her abilities I guess
Just being a WWII Army infantryman makes me ask why her direct fire combat experience wasn’t mentioned.
I don’t see any problem if they start out young....
Yes I snark.
Parris Island, class of '89.
This retired Colonel of Marines could not disagree more.
I wonder how many patrols this female flag rank officer went on with the men?
I have no edge with them having the training necessary to manage and defend their area but to put women on point...not so sure.
She really think they could have taken and held Iwo Jima?
Or a dozen other islands?
How about Omaha Beach! Films of young women being blown apart would have caused an outrage in the US.
Put her in a ring with the male rookie who graduated at the bottom of his Basic training class and lets see who walks out.
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