Sunday, May 22, 2016
NO WHERE else have I seen this covered in the main stream media.
Thanks to the tip from isegoria.net.
"Diversity is Our Vibrancy"
"Friday was a red-letter day for both of the motivating principles of the modern United States as the Army announced, in a Friday data dump, that they were commissioning 22 women as Infantry and Armor officers. A large percentage of them are West Pointers; a few are ROTC scholarship foundlings."
"They have not yet passed any of the requirements . . . Of the 22 greatest 2nd lieutenants ever, 13 will bring their light to the dank of the tank, as operated by the Armor Branch; and nine will be the only officers that ever mattered in the previously unfashionable Infantry Branch."
"HAVE NOT YET PASSED ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS" AS MEANING BASIC BRANCH QUALIFICATION AS A COMPANY LEVEL OFFICER [RANK OF CAPTAIN OR LESS]!
Women previously having been commissioned in the Army Aviation and Air Defense branches and branch qualified. This I can understand. probably too performing "yeoman" service in a combat capacity and this is intuitive [see Tammie Duckworth in this regard].
But armor and infantry I do have my doubts. Good luck with your new career ladies and Academy graduates in particular. I do wish you luck. You might very well need it.