There are those who doubt exactly who runs the new board.
On January 24, 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta removed the military's ban on women serving in combat.
Posted by the current ghostwriter for Pixie today on the other board: I understand your feelings, but the veteran points are given for what someone actually did and not what they might have done. It sorta helps the veteran make up for lost time. I had a lengthy (IMO) obligation that I fulfilled, including actual combat time. That put me far behind my contemporaries who had no military service. So I didn't feel bad at all in claiming the VP. Pixie
Post by Shadow Warrior on Dec 16, 2017 9:42:04 GMT -5
Women served in combat roles long before 2013. It just wasn't formally acknowledged nor was it widespread. Probably not directly in the infantry, armor or artillery, but there are many other roles in which women were shot at and shot back. My take on her postings is that she wasn't in the mainstream combat arms, but was in a more clandestine MOS—think the shadows of military operations. At least that is my take on it.
The battlefield changed after Vietnam, there were no frontlines—the entire area was game. So now say in Afghanistan, everyone is considered to have served in Combat. Sounds like Pixie was in Army. And I do not think Pixie is a she but a he.