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Old 13 Jan 17, 03:40
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US Marines infantry - now with added women


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All depends on what you're doing. Lots of long-distance stuff at light to moderate loads, the smaller built guys have a natural edge of not carrying around the weight and bulk. Need heavy objects moved, things smashed, etc.....find that ogre in the unit. Think of it like American Football. The 175 pound guy can run like no one's business and can do it all day long. But the 235lb linebacker can load a 155 howitzer with ease, kick down doors on the first try, and tote the receiver for the .50cal or Mk19.

It's all a matter of conditioning, focus, and willpower. I used to get paired with the smallest guys in the platoon on humps, because I'd wind up humping about a third of their pack. Last 15 miler I did my pack weighed in at 110lbs because I was humping most of the other guy's heavy gear (he was 145lbs soaking wet and I weighed in at 230lbs back then). Currently on my agency's SWAT team I have one of the 5 slowest run times, but I sit comfortably in the middle of the sprints, body drag, and crawling, and I have the agency record for running stairs in full gear with the heavy ram. 60 plus pounds of gear doesn't mean as much to me as it does to our lighter guys.
See your point but in the RM commando training each man is on his own succeed or fail. I should make a point here that I did not do even the old commando course! The RM infantry course was bad enough for me!! Or good enough, which ever way tickles your fancy! lcm1
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I remember how Clinton screwed up putting women in fighter squadrons in the Navy and Air Force. I hope that doesn't happen here. The only other country to do this was Israel when the Chircal Battalion was formed. The Armored branch will be more challenging given the close quarters the women will have to work in.

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The Israeli Army used to have women instructors for their Armor Branch. Some may have even went into combat.

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