Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Are they all women?

Army basic training to drop hand grenade competency as graduation requirement

The U.S. Army will drop its hand grenade competency requirement for graduation from basic training because getting recruits to pass it is taking “too much time” and they’re just not strong enough, Major General Malcolm Frost told reporters on Friday.
Changes to the Army’s Basic Combat Training (BTC) will eliminate the current hand grenade proficiency standards as a requirement for graduation, reports:
“The new BCT does, however, do away with hand grenade qualification and land navigation course qualification as graduation requirements.”

If you can't throw a grenade or navigate do we really need them in the Army?
Maybe don't graduate their asses and make em go through it again.
Some peoples kids I swear.


  1. Although I am not personally in favor of lowering standards to permit any group to graduate, whether armed services or first responders, let me play devil's advocate. If you had an individual of either sex, who had a keen strategic mind and/or a deft hand in flying drones, or using a grenade launcher, is superior upper body strength a necessity for every MOS in the 21st. century?

    1. Here's my rebuttal. You're the wizard of drone flying and by some weird circumstance you're in-country surrounded by big, strong fellows whose only job is to protect you. Yet for some inexplicable reason (colloquially known as Murphy's Law of Combat)...those big, strong guys are fighting other bad guys in your compound and a group of enemy combatants are racing up your've got a pistol and a grenade...what do you do?

  2. A friends Daughter joined the Army. When she was tested for competency with a grenade, the instructor looked at her and said, You played baseball didn't you? She pitched fast pitch and could lay them out.