Skip to comments. Marine Corps Eases Requirement that Has Inhibited Female Infantry Officers freebeacon ^ | February 12, 2018 | Natalie Johnson Posted on 2/12/2018, 4:41:00 PM by MarvinStinson The U.S. Marine Corps will no longer require prospective officers to pass a punishing combat endurance test to graduate from the service’s Infantry Officer Course. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller quietly made the shift to standards in November, altering the test from a pass/fail requirement to just one of many exercises measured as part of overall IOC evaluation, the Marine Corps Times first reported on Thursday.

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Marine Corps Eases Requirement that Has Inhibited Female Infantry Officers
freebeacon ^ | February 12, 2018 | Natalie Johnson

Posted on 2/12/2018, 4:41:00 PM by MarvinStinson

The U.S. Marine Corps will no longer require prospective officers to pass a punishing combat endurance test to graduate from the service’s Infantry Officer Course.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller quietly made the shift to standards in November, altering the test from a pass/fail requirement to just one of many exercises measured as part of overall IOC evaluation, the Marine Corps Times first reported on Thursday.

The course is considered among the military’s toughest training programs, with about a quarter of all students failing to complete it, according to the Washington Post. Most of the 30-plus women who have attempted IOC dropped on the first day during the combat endurance test.

Only one female Marine has graduated from the course since former Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that all military combat roles would be open to women in 2015.

Marine Training Command officials rejected the notion that the change slackens service standards and said it brings the exercise back to its original intent of assessing the “retention of knowledge, skills, and fitness achieved” at IOC, Military.com reported.

“Over the past 40 years, the Marine Corps has made multiple modifications to Infantry Officer Course (IOC) program of instruction (POI) to reflect the requirements of the operating environment,” Training Command said in a statement. “The quality of the course remains the same.”

Officials said a Marine’s score on the combat endurance test would “inform” their overall graduation assessment.

Though some have proposed abandoning the test as a fail point in IOC, others have said such a change would lower overall Marine standards.

Marine 2nd Lt. Emma Stokien argued in a 2014 op-ed that removing the required passage of the test would negatively impact female integration into the service.

“Changing this rite of passage will be doing female Marines no favors in trying to be infantry officers,” Stokien wrote in War on the Rocks. “Female Marines often have to work much harder than their peers to earn the same respect, and entering the infantry under the dark cloud of even perceived lowered standards will make this a practically impossible challenge and potentially cause real harm to unit cohesion and the faith between leader and led.”


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Is Obama/Jarrett still presiddent?
1 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:41:00 PM by MarvinStinson

To: MarvinStinson
Is Obama/Jarrett still presiddent?Yes, of Spelling School.

Clearly you are a graduate.

2 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:44:40 PM by humblegunner

To: MarvinStinson

WTF! So you’ll be putting incompetent Infantry Officers leading 0311’s into urban combat? You’ll get alot of dead Marines. Same way my Army lowered the standards so females could pass Ranger school. Freaking disgraceful. Women don’t belong in Combat Arms MOS.

3 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:44:48 PM by TallahasseeConservative ( Isaiah 40:31)

To: MarvinStinson

“Marine Corps Eases Requirement that Has Inhibited Female Infantry Officers”

I love uninhibited women wearing uniforms.

4 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:45:05 PM by bunkerhill7 (((((“The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower”-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.”)))))))

To: MarvinStinson

Eased requirements = higher fatalities on the battlefield

5 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:45:20 PM by Darksheare (Those who support liberal “Republicans” summarily support every action by same.)

To: MarvinStinson

I’m sure ISIS and the NORKs will accordingly reduce their op tempos against female-led units as well.

6 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:45:41 PM by The Pack Knight

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bmp

7 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:45:59 PM by MarvinStinson

To: MarvinStinson

OK, if women are so tough and combat-ready according to liberals, then why were they so upset when that football player in OK decked that drunk female who lipped off to him? I mean, if women want to be Marines, shouldn’t a combat-ready Marine be able to handle herself in a bar fight?

Liberals have entered bizarro land where everything wrong is right and everything right is wrong. They can’t have it both ways. Either men need to be respectful of women and protect them as the weaker sex, or women can hold their own in a bar fight or combat. Which is it, feminists?

8 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:46:23 PM by Pining_4_TX (For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. ~ Hosea 8:7)

To: MarvinStinson

Not wnnmg

9 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:46:40 PM by gibsonguy

To: MarvinStinson

Just wait until Trump hears of this nonsense.

10 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:46:52 PM by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)

To: MarvinStinson

“The U.S. Marine Corps will no longer require prospective officers to pass a punishing combat endurance test to graduate from the service’s Infantry Officer Course.”

Why not just give them a pasing grade for showing up? Effing faggots are allowed now feminazis. I thought Trump drained the swamp in the Armed Forces?

11 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:47:31 PM by beergarden

To: MarvinStinson
it seems to me that we have lots and lots of military that are unqualified, disrespectful, criminal, and not physically fit at all….just saying.

.just saying that obvious standards for being a proper military person have shifted downwards in many ways, and not due to just women being in the military…its mostly due to accepting unprepared people of all stripes, all colors, all conditioning, all intelligence..

12 posted on 2/12/2018, 4:49:00 PM by cherry

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