Before I get blasted for the seriously funny military picture below the fold (that means click on the link, Watson), I want to remind everyone out there of two important things: one, this is a funny picture of a potential real, foreign military, and two, I am actually support the Marine Corps’ push to test the women in infantry leadership roles, which you can read all about in my official response to 2nd Lt Santangelo’s groundbreaking Washington Post article. Are we clear? Alright, so with the fine print out of the way, put your game face away and prepare to enjoy a hilarious funny picture that we highly encourage you to share with your friends. Like via Facebook. Ready for the photo? Of course you are! Hit the link below!
It has been fifteen calendar days since a letter from Marine Corps 2ndLt Sage Santangelo blew up just about every news outlet across the country, spurring intense conversations on television and Internet comment boards about women in the military, and more specifically whether or not they should be in combat. While I have kept pace with the rampant discussion that is still burning today, I have refrained from joining the conversation – until now. As a former Marine Corps officer myself – a male ground intelligence officer (MOS is 0203) that successfully completed the Marine Corps’ grueling Infantry Officers Course – I believe I am more than (slightly) qualified to provide a unique response to Lt Santangelo’s letter, defend her in many instances, but respectfully disagree with her in others. Please click on the link below for my full response.