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USMC to Create 'Experimental Task Force' to See if Women Can Handle Combat

USMC to Create 'Experimental Task Force' to See if Women Can Handle Combat

The Marine Corps is creating a “co-ed experimental task force” to see how women handle the physicality of combat jobs that men alone have performed until now. 

According to Stars and Stripes, the task force “will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women.”

The unit will be based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and “will replicate the predeployment training cycle that other ground combat units go through.” The goal is to “help the Marine Corps evaluate whether women are capable of doing the jobs and physically demanding tasks inherent in the training.”

The experimental task force will be comprised of volunteers, and the men and women who seek to join it will “have to meet a physical standard that has not yet been finalized.” 

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