Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
As I predicted back when Obama first announced this, the military is watering down the standards so women can pass the test to serve in combat roles.
Can’t do 3 pull-ups? For crying out loud, I can probably do 3 pull-ups and I’m 35 years older and 150 pounds heavier than these women. Hope to God we never need them do to anything strenuous to defend the country.
It’s a pretty sad day for the Marines when boosting your own fat ass over an obsticle is deemed a “team lift.”
All that’s true. But it could be worse. If the military adopts Common Core, Marines will be trained to run toward what they can reasonably infer is the sound of gunfire. And Naval Aviators will merely have to show they reasonably tried to get the hook onto the third wire…