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Old 04-13-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Marine Corps selects 1st black woman to be a general officer - ABC News

I am ok with this.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I bet she's sighing a breath of relief.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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She has not been confirmed yet, however, I hope she does get confirmed, and I wish her the best.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Yup. Good for her. Full integration of both genders into the Corps.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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Is there any reason not to be okay with it?
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Is there any reason not to be okay with it?
Some might view as SJW pandering.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Some might view as SJW pandering.
Considering she's been in the Marine Corps this long, and if it's not a traditional infantry job that she's being promoted into, I'd say, "no."

I've got a female cousin-in-law who retired from the Corps as a colonel in Public Affairs.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Good for her and the Corps!
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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Considering she's been in the Marine Corps this long, and if it's not a traditional infantry job that she's being promoted into, I'd say, "no."

I've got a female cousin-in-law who retired from the Corps as a colonel in Public Affairs.
That's cool. I am anti-sjw myself (but the light kind, not the hardcore kind). Some hardcore anto-sjws might just get pissed off right off the bat. Because of the words "First African-American female".
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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That's cool. I am anti-sjw myself (but the light kind, not the hardcore kind). Some hardcore anto-sjws might just get pissed off right off the bat. Because of the words "First African-American female".
From what I know of the military:

She doesn't have a combat arms background (the first female officer to qualify for Marine combat arms has been just recently).

The Marine Corps has very few leadership career paths that don't rise through combat arms because the Navy handles most of their non-combat services.

A colonel is promoted into a general officer position. He doesn't get promoted to general to sit in the same colonel's role--he got promoted because because he was recommended for a generals' position that's opening. That's one of the ways a colonel knows he's never going to make a star--he doesn't get a recommendation for an upcoming general position when he's ripe for it...he saw it coming, and maybe he sees it pass him by. And most already know if they've been on the right career path to a star all along.

I'm guessing the plans and programs department of which she's currently deputy must be one of the relatively few non-combat Corps paths to a star, so it's very likely she's rising from deputy to commander in that same ladder--taking her boss's job. It's also likely to be a "terminal" position (the last job she'll have before retirement). I haven't checked, but I suspect there probably aren't any Corps positions higher than two stars for a non-combat officer.
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