The question was about women. I fear woman in many authorative positions, military, police, fire department - I'm sorry, it's gonna have to take TWO of these woman I see on these "Police Women of Houston" and others, two of them (or like-sized firewomen) to drag my fat rear out of a burning building. They'd block the doorway and we, all three would turn to dust.
I'll take ONE REALLY BEEFY FIREMAN who works out 6 times a day, he can rescue me!
Everyone: see BURIED with Ryan Reynolds about a contractor driving kitchen supplies in Iraq and the convoy protecting the contractors is hit with IEDs and gun fire.
I would not want to see a woman left in the hands of any MOB - no matter where. I understand, there are likely hundreds of thousands, if not millions of women who can kick my A$$ out there, there aren't enough of them around to "chance being one on one" alone in this scary world.
So, no I don't like women (and neither does Tracey) in combat situations.
About the subs, I've been in three subs, one very modern and average to petite women are ideal height wise for sub layout. An all female crew would work for me there. But I have some logistic issues having two sexes on board a sub. Shift work means SHIFT SLEEP - I'm toilet areas are in need of revamp too. But co-ed subs, I could live with, but I just feel that no American Woman should be put into a position on the front line, it not only jeopardizes the woman but the troop with her.