Watered-Down Air Force Special Ops: Further Proof that the Fairer Sex Have Absolutely No Place in Combat

Rifle as a fashion accessory.

There are times when generalities should be an absolute. Two for-instances I’d like to raise;

  • A 13-year-old girl is enrolled as a grad student at an Ivy League school in the field of International Studies.

  • An 18-year-old male just graduated high school, but can’t even read the diploma he was just handed.

Of the two, who can vote?

Notice I didn’t ask who should be allowed by law to vote, but simply of the two, who can vote.

Obviously, the correct answer is the illiterate 18-yr-old. Like it or not, this is a generality that we sometimes have to live with as an absolute (outside of a new Constitutional Amendment).

Shifting gears, as a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, I’ve never, ever been a fan of the notion of women purposefully assigned to combat zones, minus the exception of nurses.

Never mind that just the just basics of being in any of the Combat Arms fields have a world of differences in just physical strength and stamina that automatically negate women;

  • Greater upper body strength.

  • Much greater lung capacity.

  • Skeletal structure more advantageous to carrying heavy combat loads, etc.

I know, I know… I’m going to hear all about women in combat during Desert Storm, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War.

The reason why so many womenfolk were subject to enemy fire is basically because not enough American men joined the Armed Forces. Yes, it really is that simple.

Occupational fields (MOSs) that only in the past 50-years have opened up to women for overall service, such as supply, heavy equipment operators and motor transport, found women in combat zones whether they liked it or not.

The women who were in combat situations in the aforementioned conflicts were never meant to be in combat, but the generals, admirals and politicians were so far removed from the troops, they just didn’t give a shit.

Just me, but the image of a weepy-eyed househusband kissing his wife goodbye as she deploys to war… suffice it to say I find that utterly and totally disgusting.

With all that aside, Mark Jarrett of the American Thinker just knocked it out of the park (emphasis mine);

Wokeness Hits the Upper Echelons of the Air Force

A few days ago, I noticed a disturbing tweet by Representative Dan Crenshaw about preferential treatment and lowered standards in the Air Force Special Tactics selection course.  Having sufficient background to be fairly confident in my understanding of the matter, I’ll place links to many of my sources hereherehereherehere, and here.  The gist of the story is that the Air Force Special Tactics community encountered wokeness, but resistance in the lower ranks sparked a backlash.

Air Force Special Tactics provides Air Force experts who can ensure world-class Air Force support for any Special Operations team.  They must be ready to join any Special Operations team on short notice, whether Navy SEALS, Army Green Berets, Rangers, or even more secretive units.

In 2018, a female Special Tactics Officer entered Special Tactics training, where she quit in the first week of dive training.  She was then not selected for continued training.  In 2019, she returned and retook the course and did not pass again, but higher leadership dictated her selection for Special Tactics officer training.  She then went through more training while continuing to quit.  She quit in dive training, but the leadership had her retake a more relaxed version of the course.  She then quit in the solo land navigation portion of her tactical training.

Fake smiles in place. Seriously, who smiles at a loved one deploying?

She encountered the physical differences between highly athletic men and women being tested to their limits.  In one event, “she just physically couldn’t flip the tire,” the instructor said.  “The team handed her a kettlebell and she just kind of walked behind the team for the rest of the iteration.”  The officer herself reportedly wrote, “I believe the change in standards invalidated me with a majority of my team … the cadre [instructors] ‘rioted‘ when they found out the PT test was changing back to lesser standards.”  Despite her repeated desire to quit — Air Force Special Operations leadership would not allow her to find a different career path.  Instead, she began working directly for the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command — where she wrote a report and an Equal Opportunity Complaint resulting in an investigation of everyone who interacted with her.

Now, according to the memo, she will return again to retake the Special Operations Course, with instructions from above, that she will graduate, whether or not she meets standards.  As of now, an investigation into this matter is being conducted by the Air Force inspector general.


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