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The latest from the Commandant of the Marine Corps is that "standards" will not lower to accommodate females into the combat billets. However, he does say they may change. Something to watch. Time for a C-Gar

The Marine Corps will not lower physical standards to allow women to join combat jobs, such as infantry, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus vowed Tuesday.

"I will never lower standards," Mabus told Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. "Let me repeat that: Standards will not be lowered for any group! Standards may be changed as circumstances in the world change, but they'll be changed for everybody."

After speaking about the Marine Corps' plan to integrate women into military occupational specialties that had been restricted to men, one Marine asked if female Marines would need to pass the same advanced courses as men to join the infantry. Read full story here

"Same standards; doesn't matter," Mabus replied. "I mean, they're Marines."

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