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MSG Stan Hutchison
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An opinion, with no documented proof, of a conservative journalist selling a book.
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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Maj John Bell - I see no evidence. I do see a lot of speculation. I see some "he talked to...." or "it was said" or "an unnamed source told him" which is all common, but nor proof.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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MSG (Join to see) I understand the reluctance to pay. May I suggest the public library. That is where I read all of the books then published by Candidate Obama prior to the 2008 general election. I wasn't going to pay to read his books.

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Maj John Bell - I will look for it the next time I am in the fiction section bargain bin.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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MSG (Join to see) - “If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

I don't claim to know whether the standards were changed for Ranger school or not, but I consider the issue important enough, and the source alleging the standards were modified, credible enough to seek the truth. Whatever that may be.

This I know for a fact... The Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course (IOC) first training day consists of the Combat Endurance Test (CET). For decades it has been pass or fail. Any Marine infantry officer candidate that failed the test was re-assigned to another MOS, no second chances. The pass rate was in the low to mid 90% rate. Once IOC was opened to women, the failure rate for women was 100%. Policy change, the (CET) was no longer a screening tool. It was a diagnostic tool. "Diagnostic", to me indicates that remedial action is planned to correct deficiencies. For the first 6 weeks of IOC, it was 6 20 hour days, unless there was a field exercise. Then it was day on stay on. For the remainder of IOC it was 5 16 hour days and an 8 hour day on Saturdays, unless there was a field exercise. Then it was day on stay on. There was no remedial training. Accumulate 9 down checks on any graded item, including tests and you were done. Academic failures were offered one day one re-try with the next cycle, but three down checks on a recycle and you were done.

I went through IOC in the early 80's. From what I understand the schedule has not changed much. IOC's training weeks were 24 hour days Monday through Saturday, and there is no remedial program to get CET failures up to speed. As soon as the last man was in, the next training event started. The end result of candidates who can't keep up... training time is lost on the trailers.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Thanks for sharing.
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Cpl Jeff N.
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The entire time I was in there was a lower standard. This should surprise no one.
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