Marine Officer Canned for Enforcing Standards

Female Marine officer demands that female Marines act like Marines. They complain of "toxic" command atmosphere and get her fired.
My Favorite part:

"Germano also 'reinforced gender bias and stereotypes' in the minds of her Marines by telling them on several occasions that male Marines would not take orders from them and would see them as inferior if they could not meet men's physical standards, the investigation found."

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/07/07/kate-germano-fired-marine-corps-female-recruit-unit-commander/29763371/



A Marine officer who led the service's only all-female recruit battalion was fired amid complaints of a toxic leadership environment — but her supporters say she was only trying to make the unit better by holding women to tougher standards.

Lt. Col. Kate Germano, the former commanding officer of 4th Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, was found to be "hostile, unprofessional and abusive," according to a command investigation obtained by Marine Corps Times. She was relieved for cause on June 30 by Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, Parris Island's commanding general.

But officers who served with her say she was a blunt reformer who spearheaded efforts to improve recruit training regardless of gender, and that a vocal minority in the battalion undercut her achievements. Germano's tactics, for example, dramatically improved range qualification rates for female recruits.

The ensuing controversy, some say, provides a glimpse into an ongoing struggle to establish equal standards for male and female Marines at the Corps' East Coast recruit depot. Now Germano is petitioning lawmakers for redress, saying she was treated unjustly by base leadership. Germano declined to provide additional details about those efforts, due to concerns about protected communications to Congress.

More at the link.

So her methods actually improved female performance to bring it closer to make standards and she gets canned. All because some of the women couldn't hack it and wanted to be treated like precious butterflies Phone Post 3.0

TFK_Dagz - So her methods actually improved female performance to bring it closer to make standards and she gets canned. All because some of the women couldn't hack it and wanted to be treated like precious butterflies Phone Post 3.0


But they joined the military (the marines at that) and want to be treated equal. Modern feminism at its finest.

Can you imagine how much of an asshole she had to be if a bunch of Marines are complaining about her? Phone Post 3.0

It will be argued she demanded higher than Marine standards. She was an 05, so there had to be a lot of issues lower in the chain of command for this to get pinned on her. At a place like Parris Island she would have been a notch or two below the commanding officer imo.


Parris Island is a total hellhole. San Diego has to be club med by comparison.

I thought that the military was a toxic work environment by definition. Isn't that what all the flack jackets and stuff were for? Phone Post 3.0

thank god they havnt let these cunts in the infantry yet. I saw they were sending them to infantry school and thought thats the end of my marine corps but so far every one of them have washed out. The different standard shit has got to go, if you can do anything a man can do then fucking do it.

Salt the Snail -
TFK_Dagz - So her methods actually improved female performance to bring it closer to make standards and she gets canned. All because some of the women couldn't hack it and wanted to be treated like precious butterflies Phone Post 3.0


But they joined the military (the marines at that) and want to be treated equal. Modern feminism at its finest.

Who said they were feminist (well, besides you)? Phone Post 3.0

Looks like a bigger problem is she repeatedly went over her superior's head to ask for more resources.

It looks like that Marine Corps' response was to can her but provide her replacement with the resources she requested.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/us/marine-commanders-firing-stirs-debate-on-integration-of-women-in-corps.html