Tag: Marine Infantry

And the lesson will be?

I am expecting the Marine Corps to get a serious shellacking from the grievance & victimhood council of our congress, after the participating females again failed to complete the marine officer infantry course. From the article:

For only the second time in history women were allowed to compete in the demanding Marine Infantry Officer Course this week – and for the second time none have passed. The two female officers made it through the first few days of the course, but neither passed Thursday’s grueling obstacle course, military officials said.

The Marine Infantry Officer Course is 10 weeks of intense field training at Quantico, Va. Of the 110 students who began the course to become ground combat leaders at the beginning of this week, 96 are still enrolled. As well as the two women, 12 men also failed to complete the obstacle course entirely or could not complete it in the allotted time, reports NBCNews.

Marines are tested to endure rigorous physical tests and written exams with little food or sleep, all of which are geared toward pushing them to their physical and mental limits. Of the 400 Marines who take the course each year, one in four typically drops out.

What will happen after this? There either will be far lower standards or, and I doubt the grievance & victimhood types will go for that because it basically is an “in your face” admission that there are differences between the genders, two sets of standards.

No matter what, the social engineers are going to leave us with a less capable fighting force.