The Marine Corps has completed an unprecedented study into the effectiveness of women in combat roles and the results are conclusive.
The all-male infantry units out performed those with women. The all-male units were found to be faster, stronger and more lethal.
Additionally, women were found to be more likely to get injured during physically demanding times.
With the Pentagon opening military service up to women across the board next year, the Corps and other services have until the end of this month to ask for a waiver from the mandate.
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From USA Today:
WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps study that found all-male ground combat units more effective than teams that included women has raised new concerns about the Pentagon’s push to open all jobs to women next year.
A summary of results released Thursday from the unprecedented study showed that all-male ground combat squads were faster, stronger and more lethal in most cases than units that included women.The women also suffered higher injury rates during physically demanding training.
The Marine Corps and other services face a deadline the Pentagon has set for requiring military branches to open all specialties to women, including infantry and special operations forces, beginning next year.