This is a very interesting video. It concerns a well planned and well designed program in the United States Marine Corps to look at the idea of opening the ultimate war fighting MOS, the point-of-the-spear, the Marine Corps infantry to women Marines.
The Corps and the video takes no position either for or against women in the infantry. This is a thoughtful experiment, a well laid out program to look at all of the elements that are necessary to be a Marine infantryman. It does not lower any of the qualifying aspects for the women. They must be able to do everything their male Marines can do.
I think you will agree that this video takes a balanced look at this issue. I think you will also be impressed with the female Marines you will meet in this video as well. They are tough. They have all volunteered to participate in this experiment. They understand the implications for women in the future of the Marine Corps infantry.
Not all of these women want to be infantry. They were chosen for their abilities, strength and skills to be participants in this experiment. They hope that their successes in this experiment can open doors to women Marines in the future who might want to be infantry Marines.
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The questions asked are important ones. The skills and abilities these women show, and the Marine Corps OooRah! attitude these women demonstrate is as clear as a bell.
The Veterans Site has a great deal of respect for these female Marines. Whatever decisions are made, we know that the Marine Corps is proud to have these women as part of the Corps. They are the epitome of “Semper Fi!”
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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.