Waiting to see when women have to register for the draft at 18. In general women in the military have not had much risk to their lives. Work 20 and retire in the old days. Maybe more risk now.
Are you saying that women have the choice of job specialty? How about men? Can men elect non combat jobs? If women can choose a desk job with no physical risk and 20 year retirement that’s pretty cushy. Beats WalMart.All military occupational specialties are open to women currently. Have been since 2015. If they can qualify, they can take the same risks. From what I understand, qualification standards have not been lowered to "accomodate" women for combat roles (though general physical standards are lowered for women in general, they'll still have to compete on an even playing field with men for specific jobs).
Can men elect non combat jobs?
When I was active duty men were put wherever needed and that could mean combat. Closest women got to combat was if they were nurses. Even had the program where they guaranteed training and they kept that promise and then retrained that person for whatever they needed. Many men of course never see combat (I didn’t) but that was the luck of the draw. But 20 year job with no physical risk, retirement and health care (whatever that’s worth) and you go in at 18 and retire at 38 and get a real job and double dip, not bad for a woman.Um...yeah...they always have been "able" to take whatever assignment they're given, and apply for the ones they want. There are plenty of men filing documents, filling teeth, and working on engines in the military.
When I was active duty men were put wherever needed and that could mean combat.
So what I asked was can women be placed in combat positions even if they don’t want to be in combat? Men apparently can regardless of what they want.And now, women can be put wherever needed. Including combat. And if they want a specialized job with additional qualifications, they compete for a slot just like the men do. No career fields have been closed to men to 'compensate' in any way. The only difference is, now if a woman qualifies she can be in the same career field. And if she doesn't qualify, she can wash out and not be in that career field.
So what I asked was can women be placed in combat positions even if they don’t want to be in combat? Men apparently can regardless of what they want.
Thanks for the update. I thought women were allowed into combat positions but only if they applied for them."Can be put wherever needed" really does mean "can be put wherever needed".
Thanks for the update. I thought women were allowed into combat positions but only if they applied for them.
Women are still barred from most combat arms professions – especially the infantry and tanks. What Congress did, here, was to allow women to serve in theater at the battalion level – which was thought to be too close to actual combat situations priorMy understanding is that they can be placed in infantry, artillery, etc just like men, but also just like men they have to apply for specialized or "elite" positions. As of 2015. Women still make up less than 20% of the military.
That's why I am still waiting for women to be required to sign up for the draft. They are the majority.
Yes I realize that, 1973. So 50 years later my grandson by law must sign up but women are exempt. Is that part of the women's lib movement? Wonder how they treat boys who trans to its.You do realize nobody's been drafted since the 70s, right?
Yes I realize that, 1973. So 50 years later my grandson by law must sign up but women are exempt. Is that part of the women's lib movement? Wonder how they treat boys who trans to its.
If you lived closer we’d probably be best buds. You got good opinionsI don’t believe women should serve in the military in any capacity.