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Report: 84% of Women Fail
New Army Combat Fitness Test

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Posted By: M2, 11/8/2019 2:42:19 PM

In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 11/8/2019 2:48:51 PM (No. 230274)
I am ex-military. I became aware of this test. I passed it easily. I am old, way past military age. No one who can't fly through this should be in the military.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 11/8/2019 3:03:52 PM (No. 230285)
We cannot have hurt feelings.There is only one thing to do ..........lower the standards.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: poliposter 11/8/2019 3:05:08 PM (No. 230287)
They don't say what the test is comprised of. My daughter just passed USMC OCS with flying colors. About half the females made it through when she was there. Women have a lower requirement for number of pull-ups. That being said, I don't see many fat marines, male or female.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HerbVA 11/8/2019 3:06:50 PM (No. 230290)
The big surprise here is that 16% passed.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt 11/8/2019 3:27:23 PM (No. 230303)
How many men passed? 40%? 80% 95%? Would like to get a measure of how many people - in our VOLUNTEER military, are in good shape and have prepared themselves to be in shape to pass this known test. Several youngsters I know wanted to be in special forces, and they trained for several years, and did summer camps with former military to get i shape.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 11/8/2019 3:29:34 PM (No. 230305)
FTA: “Women are serving with courage as they always have,” said the CMR. “But in two major categories – unequal physical capabilities and sexual misconduct – signs of a failing social experiment are increasingly obvious.” In some jobs women can serve equally well as men. In jobs where physical strength is a significant part of the job requirements, very, very few women are capable of doing the job effectively, and those who can are so close to their breaking point that their injury rate is extremely high. I had an acquaintence who was having to retire from his office job because his back was getting so bad that he couldn't even do an office job for 8 hrs a day. How did this happen? He was an Army helo pilot, and the requirements of lifting very heavy items in combat situations caused so much damage to his back that 15 years later he is nearly unable to work at anything. Women are less physically capable, and some of these jobs are overwhelming for men, too. Limit women to certain jobs, it needs to be that way.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/8/2019 3:45:31 PM (No. 230315)
Good grief, I wasn't alive then WW2 but I have heard from family and read, of course, of the heroic women who contributed to the war effort. Lady pilots who flew American P-51's to England where they were desperately needed, contributed whatever big or small amount they could in support of our effort. The notion that we lower our PHYSICAL standards for infantry (hand to hand combat) is ridiculous.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 11/8/2019 4:08:15 PM (No. 230329)
I don't really have a problem with women in support roles in the military, but when it comes to combat roles that's another matter.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 11/8/2019 5:59:57 PM (No. 230391)
It's called upper body strength. We need the biggest, strongest, meanest muthas in our armed forces. Women and a lot of men do not qualify. Women and men are not equal. Each has their strengths and should play them accordingly.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/8/2019 6:17:00 PM (No. 230397)
On a visit to West Point 2 years ago, I was impressed with the fitness I saw among female Cadets as they kept up the drills with all others. My parents prevented my sister or me joining the military back in the 1960's (and we know those services are vastly different now). Even in an easy course, I probably would not be proficient. What' s good enough for high school is NOT good enough at the college level. And rightly so. Hindsight 20/20 is a good thing.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Omen55 11/8/2019 6:28:12 PM (No. 230402)
Take them. Train them & sent them into combat first. After the enemy kills them we sent in the old fashion trained ones. This way it can be said they got their chance. Case closed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 11/8/2019 7:09:18 PM (No. 230423)
The military's job is to kill people and break things. That takes aggression and strength, both male traits. Personally, I don't care if women want to fill this role but there should be NO allowances for being women. Meet the standards. Period.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley 11/8/2019 7:58:03 PM (No. 230445)
When I went through the basic training obstacle course in 1981, the local news station sent a camera crew to do a story on all the girls keeping up with the guys. Every single girl failed the course, legitimately. Over the next 20 years I served with probably hundreds of them. They excelled at jobs requiring brains and organizational skills. Not so good when stamina and strength came into the equation. Sure, there were exceptions, but not as a rule. No matter. The guy who said that will be destroyed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 11/8/2019 10:25:50 PM (No. 230489)
What did the Army do, raise the requirement to two push ups? I am all for employing women for technical, administrative and all other non-combat roles but nobody wants to lead an assault where the turtles in the back waste precious time huffing and puffing their way to the target. Lives depend on these decisions, get real.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: msavalla 11/8/2019 11:12:52 PM (No. 230510)
Totally agree. They should try what police departments do, they have the potential recruits take a physical fitness test before they are accepted to take the entrance tests. If they don't pass the physical test the game is over.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/9/2019 12:44:02 AM (No. 230530)
Military recruitment comes from the Snowflake Crowd. An 84% failure rate sounds low. These snowflakes couldn't fight themselves out of a paper bag.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: XCenturion 11/9/2019 10:43:45 PM (No. 231117)
They're all a bunch of pussies!
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