On January 15th, the Marine Corps is required to submit a plan to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on how they're going to make boot camp gender neutral.
Their proposed plan must also apply to Officer Candidate School, as well as include a method on how to make titles gender neutral for Marines.
The Marines, who have never done a co-ed boot camp since their establishment in 1775, are undergoing quite a dramatic shift, and the Independent Journal Review wanted to know how they felt about such a major announcement.
U.S. Marine veteran, Captain and Counterintelligence officer Eric Kirsch didn't hold anything back:
First he called out Secretary Mabus:
"The Navy Secretary served for 24 months (1971-1972) in a non combat role within the United States Navy prior to attending Harvard Law School.
He issued his memo request on 1 JAN and expects a detailed plan to be delivered no later than 15 JAN, erasing 241 years in 14 days, the United States Marine Corps, compliant to lawful order, obedient and faithful, always, is scrambling to dismantle title, as if it were an gangrenous arbitrary item and they have 5 further business days in which to do it."
Then Kirsch said:
"I served with Males and Females and Homosexuals and I'm cool with Transgendered because nothing would make me happier then hearing the frantic stuttering hand held radio transmissions of ISIS fighters announcing the assault of fabulous Marines who also enjoy alternative lifestyles raining steel upon their intolerant bullshit.
That said, I believe, firmly, in gender segregation, in basic training....why WOULD YOU NOT SEGREGATE GENDERS? Of what benefit to either gender is mixing the two in initial training? If you got something I do not know about, regarding how it will IMPROVE the Marine Corps, sound the fuck off, I beg you.
I also believe it's folly to argue over the inevitable, fine, okay, they are making Female Grunts now? Ok, I politely suggested ALL FEMALE / FEMALE ONLY INFANTRY BATTALIONS, yet I said that somewhere else and was pretty much called a Satan Shit Lord Misogynist, unreal."
“We're about to be glove slapped by history and then who will have the strength to point their outraged little fingers when the rosters swell with madness of unnecessary WIA/KIA due to ”Social Manipulation“ in the name of bullshit ”Gender Equality“, we are NOT ALL EQUALS and life is not fucking fair, fair is where you go on rides and eat candy apples, F!”
Will removing the title “Man” from the United States Marine Corps end our Constitutional Republic, no, yet it's sort of like taking a massive break in a rest room after a binge at Taco Bell and bombing the head with Butterfly Garden aerosol potpourri.
Now your confined space smells like a bear took a dump in a Butterfly Garden, I'm not sure what is worse, natural rancidity or that enhanced by a toxic chemical perfume."
Kirsch served multiple combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kurdistan. He writes more about the subject on his Facebook page.