Should Women Serve In Combat Military Occupational Specialties Essay

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Going back all the way to the American Revolution women served in the military. They were only allowed to serve as nurses until World War I. Then they were trained to be stenographers and combat phone operators. Women are allowed to serve in combat now but not in a combat military occupational specialty (MOS). Even to this day the question still remains “Should women be able to serve in combat military occupational specialties?” Combat military occupational specialties are the jobs in the military that take you face to face with the enemy on a daily basis. For example, infantry, artillery, Army Ranger, Navy Seal, and Air Force paratroopers. They all stare death in the face on a daily basis, if not they are training for it. Women should not be able to serve in combat MOS’s, because as a whole they are not physically capable of the extensive demands, also other cultures do not view women like the United States does, and especially when women get pregnant that could be detrimental to combat unit readiness.…show more content…
Majority of the military occupational specialties in the military are geared toward men and women equally. The physical testing standards as a whole are different between women and men. The physical fitness test consists of push-ups, sit-ups, and a two mile run. The only part of the physical fitness test that is on the same scale for men and women are sit ups. If women would be allowed to serve in combat military occupational specialties there will be a higher injury rate. The hell that combat military occupational specialties put themselves through just to be able to defend this country is not easy at all. There are days that these brave men go without eating or having water because of the locations that they are

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