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Army reviews whether women can go to Ranger school
Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 05/16/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending women soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school - another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military.

Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, says he's asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer.

(Excerpt) Read more at kgwn.tv ...


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1 posted on 05/16/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dumbest idea yet!


2 posted on 05/16/2012 11:06:50 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Dumbest idea would be to send to fags there.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lax requirements there, too?


4 posted on 05/16/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTF. RLTW.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: dfwgator
Who says they aren't sine DADT was canceled.
6 posted on 05/16/2012 11:09:57 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t be in a hurry to create another Kara Hultgreen.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 11:11:29 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangerettes! Don’t think so.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would be fine with that, provided women recruits were held to the EXACT SAME standards as the men, and the standards were not lowered to get some acceptable number of women through.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 11:14:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, says he’s asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer.”

Gee, recommendations and a plan...sounds like they’re not trying to determine WHETHER women ought to be allowed to go, but HOW they’re going to modify the program so women can artificially pass.

Sounds, in fact, a lot like the DADT repeal “survey” we had to take a couple of years ago...

Colonel, USAFR


10 posted on 05/16/2012 11:14:34 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: PapaBear3625

See my #10 - great minds, my FRiend!


11 posted on 05/16/2012 11:15:25 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: jimfree

Who was that woman and what happened?


12 posted on 05/16/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rangeretts!

Already been done.

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13 posted on 05/16/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: jagusafr

Bank on that. This is a done deal and they are just working out the details. Does anyone - ANYONE - believe they will recommend against this?

Oh, and by the way, anybody else see how this dovetails with Obama’s campaign theme of the war on women? Do you think Obama just might be setting up Conservatives to oppose this? Naah...


14 posted on 05/16/2012 11:20:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Retribution)
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To: jimfree; All

Fully expect that if this comes to pass. Several new candidates will fall victim to ‘accidents’ during training. Regardless of which DACOWITS committee member is shepherding them.

Which is what training is for.

Better there than on the battlefield.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: wastedyears

An incompetant BITCH who crashed her F-14 into USS Abraham Linciln (CVN-72) and killed herself and her RIO and “crashed” the careers of some FINE Naval Officers/Aviators(Blowback from Tailhook ‘91).


16 posted on 05/16/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: jimfree

“An incompetant BITCH who crashed her F-14 into USS Abraham Linciln (CVN-72) and killed herself and her RIO and “crashed” the careers of some FINE Naval Officers/Aviators(Blowback from Tailhook ‘91).” Did I mess anything?


17 posted on 05/16/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve got a buddy who is a long time instructor at the local police academy. He has always been in charge of administering the the fitness tests to potential recruits. We were discussing the fitness tests applicants have to go through (ie. x amount of push-up in 60 seconds, etc, etc) and I was surprised to find that recruits aren’t asked to do any pull ups. He said it used to be a requirement that one be able to do at least 5 pull ups but they drooped pull ups from the test altogether because in two years there had never been a female applicant who could do a single pull up.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 11:24:17 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: US Navy Vet

miss


19 posted on 05/16/2012 11:24:20 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: circlecity

Fortunately, no one in that police force will ever be required by law to protect a citizen of the jurisdiction, no harm, right?


20 posted on 05/16/2012 11:26:28 AM PDT by Pecos (In God we trust. All others - bring data.)
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