NPR: As Women Try Out For Armor Units, ‘If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It’

From NPR comes this headline: “As Women Try Out For Armor Units, ‘If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'”
As a former army tank crewman (19K), I’m all for it.
If anyone, male or female, wants to be in a combat unit and can meet the objective standards that all other members of that unit must meet (e.g. physical fitness, not being too tall for the tank, etc.), I don’t really give a damn what they have between their legs.
Good luck, Marines.

2 thoughts on “NPR: As Women Try Out For Armor Units, ‘If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It’”

  1. Females can ride in your tanks all day long. Its not like its a physically demanding MOS. Tankers barely even leave their tanks…
    However, they do not belong in direction action 11 series MOS’s. Especially 11B! They why would a female want anything to do with that shit when they would be better suited for another job category?
    Your only as strong as your weakest link.

  2. You’re right about not wanting to leave the tanks: we had a motto “Death before dismount!”
    Of course, when things did go wrong and we had to work on the tank we discovered that pretty much everything on the tank is oversized, heavy, awkwardly shaped, and a horrible pain to work with. Those days were not lazy days. Ammo wasn’t light either.
    That said, who cares why someone wants to do any particular MOS? If a female wants to be an 11B and can meet the same standards as all the other 11Bs, why shouldn’t she be allowed to do the job?

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