Chief Tango sends us a link to the Army Times which reports that the Army Training and Doctrine Command wants to know what you think about women in the Infantry. I guess it’s because they’re too lazy to check all of the opinions you’ve expressed on the internet;
The survey is meant “to identify any potential challenges associated with opening the 11 series MOS to female Soldiers,” according to the survey website.
The Training Command Analysis Center is conducting the survey as part of its cultural gender integration study, one of two assessing the impact of integrating women into combat arms.
The Army sent infantry soldiers a link to the survey in early October. It includes about 120 questions asking for soldiers’ opinions on whether women will be able to handle the physical demands of the job, what the impact on morale will be if women join the infantry and their opinions on whether women will expect special treatment for “female problems.”
Apparently the survey asks questions about whether or not you’d follow orders issued by a woman. You know how to answer that one, right? I’ve had male commanders whose orders I questioned. COB6 and I can name one who tried to get us shot up by friendly fire.
I like the Marine Corps idea better – they’re actually putting women through the paces to work out the problems rather than taking the lazy way out with a survey. But, hey, we don’t call them Big Army for nuthin’.
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