If a woman is sincere in her desire to serve her country as a combat soldier/officer and she is trained well and is qualified for the job, welcome her in!
I agree, Mary, but anyone with a combat military occupational skill (MOS) should have to qualify with the same physical ability. Lowering the requirements will cause soldiers to be put at greater risk. There may be a woman out there who could qualify to be in a fox hole, but I don't know any and I sure don't want to put my son at risk so feminist can brag about equality. Women have physical needs that have to be addressed that men don't have to deal with. These alone, would cause problems on the battlefield. The issue here is not can women serve...they do serve and with distinction. The issue is women foot soldiers on the battlefield. When the training and physical requirements are the same, both sexes should be able to serve, but lower requirements to let women in to anything is wrong and unnecessarily dangerous.