What happened to ‘combat standards won’t be lowered’?
Article originally by Jude Eden, USMC, a plank-holder in the Vets in the Fight® movement.
Trump is president, but the “Dempsey Rule” is still in full effect for today’s American military. The rule is named for a statement by Obama’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, during the 2013 announcement that all combat jobs would be opened to women. It states that standards so high that women can’t make them will go the way of the dodo bird. “Do they really have to be that high?” he asked. They do if you want to defeat your enemies with as few casualties as possible. The Marine Corps is now answering “no” to this question by removing the Combat Endurance Test (CET) as a requirement to pass the Infantry Officer’s Course (IOC).
This is the article published recently by Jude: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/happened-combat-standards-wont-lowered/