Pioneering Female Ranger School Grad: Lowering Fitness Standards for Women Is a Bad Idea
The Army's first female infantry officer is urging the service not to revert to separate fitness standards for men and women.
In an essay recently posted online by West Point's Modern War Institute, Capt. Kristen Griest said that evaluating women based on lower fitness standards would not only hurt the effectiveness of combat arms units, it also would hurt women in the Army.
"Under a gender-based system, women in combat arms have to fight every day to dispel the notion that their presence inherently weakens these more