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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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I don't envy the Spotlight they are going to be under.
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for letting us know that 22 women who are currently in West Point, ROTC or Officer Candidate School will be commissioned as combat arms officers when they graduate. One woman is currently in Officer Candidate School. Thirteen will enter the armor field and nine will join infantry.
Of course SFC (Join to see) they will not be considered Infantry or Armor officers until they pass through the officer basic course program. When I went through it was IOBC.
I echo PO1 William "Chip" Nagel's comments. I was part of the first USMA class with women at USMA from 1976 to 19890 and the spotlight of the national media [before smart phones and the internet] was on those women cadets. Less than 50% of them graduated while I our overall graduation rate was 64%. They were looked at by congress, the military, other groups.
I expect that significantly more attention will be focused on these 22 women as individuals and corporately because the capabilities to monitor and communicate have increased dramatically since 1976.
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CPT Joseph K Murdock
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Maybe Carter should pass Infantry School before instructing the military. If you move from 130 lbs. to 180 lbs. to box, you will get your butt kicked.
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