I have met a couple women that could pass USMC Scout/Sniper school. They could pass the course, they could carry the weight, One that may even be able to shoot a kid putting an IED on the side of the road. But they are rare. Very rare
now on top of the physical issues, the protection issues, the ******* issues, I could go on.... What is going to happen is that they are going to want women to pass certain courses, and they are GOING to pass them.
people are going to want to see them succeed, they are going to be pushed through. Then more women and the standards are going to get lower, and lower, and lower. Because it will go from :we need to meet and beat the standards of our male counterparts" to "they need to have female standards for the same position"
Just like they have now, for everything. Pull ups? NOPE Dead hangs, 18min 3 mile for perfect score? NOPE 21mins this is what will happen
I am sure your co worker is badass, being a cop, and a swat cop is a hard, and respected position. It takes a lot of work and is very dangerous. But it is not combat infantry, I am sorry but they are not comparable. Many a cop, could not be infantry and many a Infantryman could not be a cop. They share a coupe similarities, but the differences are many and vast.
As a cop when was the last time you carried 70 pounds of equipment for 25 kilometers, then dug in a fighting position and stayed in a hole for at least 2 weeks? doesn't that sound easy?
How about a 150lbs women dragging my 220lb ass out of a building where I just took 4 rounds to my torso
How about James Gularte who lost every one of his spotters, in combat. Who fireman carried for over a 1000 meters, his last spotter, to the evac chopper to see him die anyways. How many women do you know could do that?
How about a 6 man Marine Force Recon team doing deep R&S, inside Iraq, for 13 days, nothing but whats in there pack. Exercising good discipline, and being passively compromised. Then moving 20 kilometers to an extract point only to be told to move again, then again, then again. 32 days total nothing but what they had, always moving through the Iraq desert. Who would be the weak link?
Oh it sounds like a good idea, until you they are beside you.
I would of enjoyed a little toy to rail while I was in Iraq the first time.....until those artillery rounds hit. And her ass had to carry me down 6 flights of stairs and 5 kilometers to the CAT team waiting to pick us up