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Female Candidates Fall Short in USMC Infantry Officer Course

The four females who attempted the USMC Infantry Officer Course failed to qualify.

The four females who attempted the USMC Infantry Officer Course failed to qualify, underscoring the controversy involving the Marine Corps’ ongoing research into roles for women in combat.

The women failed the school’s introductory Combat Endurance Test, a grueling exam designed to assess physical strength, stamina and the ability to make decisions while exhausted.

Read more at http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131004/NEWS/310040025.

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  • Mary Kirkley Ellis

    I’m ok with that. I am a USN vet (corpsman) who was stationed on a USMC base. There is a HUGE difference in “equal” and “identical”. Don’t lower any standards-but if a woman can meet the standards fine. Lowering standards just to allow women to qualify will weaken the entire force.