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SGT Kevin Hughes
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I don't know why we keep ignoring biology - why don't we play to each other's strengths? We know our brains are different, our bodies are different, but our Humanness is the same. You don't need muscle mass to fly a plane, or manage an operation, or search for patterns in Intelligence. You want to carry bodies out of burning building, we need some mass, you want to know how to manage that fire, you need people in the right spot with the right equipment. And as so many of these threads have shown, bravery under fire, or courage to follow orders that might cost you your life- are not the domain of men who can lift a small car. But you put a bunch of eighteen year old girls, and guys together, under stress, and pretend they are not going to try and make babies...that is a dream world.
Figuring out who did what, and when, is going to make our current harassment morass look like clear glass.

I can serve under a woman, and have, and two of them were the best Sergeants I ever worked with - that isn't the issue. The issue is youth, hormones, and proximity. I think anyway.
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Maj Scott Kiger, M.A.S.
Maj Scott Kiger, M.A.S.
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Sgt Hughes, you my friend get a connection request because unlike many others on here you are not afraid to tell the truth!
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SGT Russell Chewning
SGT Russell Chewning
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Yeah, well.. Doesn't seem to be all that big an issue for the Israelis, yeah? I meant, I get what you are saying, I really do. It's just that the military is somewhat infected by a male machismo culture that minimizes women, and it starts out right in basic training. Leavening that a little with exposure to females in the same training environment might do its part to tamp down on that toxic environment. A drill instructor smoking an entire platoon for 2 hours for making an inappropriate comment to a female during training can go far towards instilling the idea that women are in fact, equal from a leadership perspective. If those smoked soldiers carry that belief forward to their permanent party duty station, I can only see that as a win. As it stood when I was a trainee, male soldiers spend their time describing in great detail what they'd do to a female sexually if they were within hands reach. And the Army wonders why it had a sexual harassment problem.
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SFC Edward Jackson
SFC Edward Jackson
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SGT Russell Chewning -
You can't really compare the Israeli's female soldier to our females in uniform because, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, and so many other countries where women are in the military are raised from teenagers to become a disciplined fighting soldier. That's one of the problem with today's military, are we developing Girl/Boy scouts , are we training to be cadets or a well trained fighting machine on the battle field. Sexually harassment as always been covered up, How does incorporating male/female basic trainees gonna help them adapt in the same environment. Here at Ft Gordon Ga, AIT female students are getting pregnant and they aren't living on the same floors in billeting as their male counterparts. C'mon, when the company commander at Ft Hood is relived for allegedly bullying his Nco's and Jr officers, and as far as male soldiers having sexual conversation, just because they do, does that mean they will act on it. Let's not forget female soldier also have sexual conversation with their peers. SLIPPERY SLOPE. Hmmmm!
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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All we can do is wait and see...
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So true
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Unfortunately, if we wait too long and find out it is a mistake...i may cost a lot of lives,
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PO3 Phyllis Maynard
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel sigh...we will see as it all unfolds.
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