First could you explain some of your background to us. Years in service, rank, MOS, deployment locations, units deployed with, other pertinent details…
I spent 12-years in the Army Reserves (1982-1994), took a 14-year break, and joined the National Guard in 2008. While in the Reserves, I served basically as a generator repair tech, and when I joined the Guard, I reclassed as an MP with a focus on combat operations (no L&O beyond MP school). My civilian profession was in law wherein I worked as a Paralegal. After approximately 12-years as a Paralegal, I went back to school to complete my BS program and received my degree in Criminal Justice. Following the completion of my BS program, I spent nearly a year on the South West Border Mission through the Joint Narco-Terrorism Task Force. Additionally, I possess a minor in legal studies and a BS in criminal justice.
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Not one comment about being a "pipe layer"? .... Curious... In any event, great perspective. I fully agree with the fine lady (I didn't see her name given) when she says - "As far as allowing women into the infantry, Rangers or SF, I have mixed opinions on this one. I believe if women can do the job just as well as men, then why not?" - though I believe it comes down to a numbers game and the amount of females that would, realistically, be able, or even have a desire, to meet the standard and participate.
What does CST stand for?
Wow, I agree with almost everything she said! Good quality interview!
Wow this girl is one bad ass! I'd like to meet her and have a drink with her just like I would with any soldier with an impressive record! Seriously if she can rock it out in the groups on an ODA I can see female infantrymen easy (and yes infantrymen because woMEN has men in it). I can't speak specifically on Ranger and SF qualification but I know some girls that are tougher than allot of guys.
Cannon fodder knows no gender it all blows apart the same way the difference is in the gut pile.