With the Marine Corps making headlines this week over pullups for female recruits, local residents had questions about the Army’s physical fitness standards for women during a visit from the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command earlier this week.
“Most soldiers will tell you they think certain women have earned the right in the last 12 years to serve in any kind of unit in the Army, but we must maintain standards,” said Gen. Robert Cone, whose command is responsible for how the Army will approach integrating women into combat roles. Cone was at an Association of the United States Army meeting Monday in Killeen.
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