I am now officially on record--many in the US military establishment have a severe case of a professional envy and a butt-hurt. It is ONE OF the major reasons for streams of pseudo-expert military BS emanating from Pentagon. But get this:
Consider this: An Infantry officer discovers that she is pregnant two months into her platoon leader time. She is highly competitive among her peers in her battalion, and she was looking forward to leading a platoon and developing her subordinate leaders. This pregnancy came at an inopportune time in her career, and she is initially very hesitant to inform her commander for fear of immediately losing her platoon. She understands, however, that she will not be able to continue physically leading her platoon from the front throughout her entire pregnancy. She is unaware of how her pregnancy will affect her physical performance, and of how her unit will respond and perceive her once they learn that she is pregnant.
I am on record that the West lost the arms race to Russia. But this is something else altogether, when you have Infantry magazine dealing with these issues. It is not just woke "equality" BS, it is the issue of combat cohesion and performance of the unit. But sure, now that the "rifle person" is pregnant--what a joyous occasion which should improve company or battalion's self-esteem. It also should get it high marks for tolerance and equality. I find this article to be sooo... well, tolerant and combat-oriented that I simply do not want to comment on it.
In related news, I love what Joey does. Absolutely spot on: