With the fight for equality in the military and the recent decision by the Army to open combat arms MOS's to women in the Army, being so much in the news and discussion, do you think that women of the required Selective Service age group should be made to register as their male counterparts are?
Posted >1 y ago
<p>I go a little off target and say that I think our country as a whole would benefit more - if all individuals had to enter the military right after high school. I know some would appose this but let me provide some reasoning.</p><p><br></p><p>If our young people were allowed this 'opportunity' and sent overseas after their initial tech training has been completed - they would gain a more 'global' perspective of the situations and people different then they grew up around.</p><p><br></p><p>They would have the opportunity to learn a 'trade' that if they did decide the military wasn't for them they could get into civilian employment a little easier with some experience under their belts.</p><p><br></p><p>We would have a 'positive' way to help break up gang activity by separating those type individuals from those groups and placing them far away from that negative influence for a log period of time which could possible change their life around for the better.</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, it would make them all appreciate what they here in the United States.</p><p><br></p><p>Just my thoughts.</p>
Yes, they should. With the inclusion now of females into the formerly all-male Combat Arms MOS's and the ability to serve in direct combat with the enemy, there should be no reason why they should not have to register just like myself, and my sons all had to. With almost every financial aid application and federal job application, that question is asked of males, time that females have it as a requirement as well.
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