Thursday, April 9, 2015

Last IOC in Marine infantry experiment drops female officers

The two-and-a-half year period in which the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course became gender-integrated for research will end without a single female graduate. The final iteration of IOC to accept female Marines on a volunteer basis began April 2 with two female participants. One was a volunteer and one was a member of the newly integrated ground intelligence track. Both were dropped that same day during the grueling initial Combat Endurance Test, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a spokeswoman for Headquarters Marine Corps. Nine of the 90 men who began the course were also cut.


Galaxie_Man said...

Thank God for the U.S. Marines, and holding true so far to their traditions and standards. I have no problem with a female in the IOC, as long as she makes it through the course as it stands. We see what the lowering of standards have brought us in the rest of society and the military.

That said, it will just be a matter of time before pressure is brought to bear by external forces on the upper echelon in the Marines, and the course is changed so females can pass it.

Just like Col. Jessup implies in "A Few Good Men", this will probably result in future dead Marines.

PO'd American said...

This should teach the General Staff to first lower the standards. Damn PC GOs, that was a no-brainer!

DAN III said...

Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

The trick is how do they lower the standards so that some women can pass, without allowing more men to pass the course at the same time?