Posted on Nov 9, 2019
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No more gender bias
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Eliminates the age bias too. d
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PFC Jeffrey Herrington
PFC Jeffrey Herrington
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That was the biggest part that I noticed. I see that as more "fair". Yeah 18 year olds had their own age bracket but at 18, I didn't do a lot of pushups before I joined. Yet an older career military person would have to do a lot less push ups when they benefited from constant PT training for the test. I think this test is a lot more fair for everyone.
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LTC Jason Strickland
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You're not a bad leader for thinking this; however, when men generally score higher in the physical fitness tests, we'll see that men and women are not created equal - physically.
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PFC Jeffrey Herrington
PFC Jeffrey Herrington
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I'm not going to touch the main question because I've read no books by a Ph.D in kinesiology even though I've read plenty by athletes. In women being able to take equal parts in combat arms, it added additional service wide complications. Since women are are equal ground to serve in all aspects it added the rub that they should also be able to physically perform on tests equally. My opinions on how to make it "fair" makes for controversy.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
CPT Lawrence Cable
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Are you actually allowed to say that and still be on active service? The only two serious studies that I know about dealing with women in the Infantry, one by the Marines and one by the Israelis, both point to a lot higher injury rate in training, to the point that it drastically effected unit readiness. Sometimes reality is popular, however.
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Shannan Fraser
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As females keep pushing for 'equality', I think this is a great thing. Does it make it harder for someone smaller, yes, but it pretty much levels the filed for everyone.
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