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    should know what the standard is now before they go talking about anything.

    Combat work has nothing to do with promotions, if it did then every dumb grunt who went to iraq 3 or 4 times and got a combat action badge would be a general by now. as it stands, no woman is passed over for promotion in say: the transportation corps because she doesnt have a CAB or because she wasnt in an infantry unit. Thats just silly. There are plenty of reasons to support this without making up bullshit.

    I look forward to more integration because I think more of our male soldiers NEED to deal with women on a day to day basis to keep them sane.

    I have no  problem sending women to any type of unit that can support them, as long as everyone is held to the same standard then why not. Anyone here who is suggesting a more elaborate test than just simply push ups, sit ups, pull ups or run is kidding themselves...where do you think the army is going to find the money for that with the cuts coming? We want them to cut their budget but then tell them to research and buy all new equipment for a new pt test...some of you are just living in a dream world.

    There is a reason the pt test is just push ups, sit ups and a 2 mile run: its easy and you can do it anywhere. anything else requires resources the army currently does not have, requiring a lot of money that they will not have. So lets just keep it simple stupid and figure out a way that doesnt require people having to build whole new obstacles on every base in the country.

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