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U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, stand by for instructions from their instructors after a 10k hike aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina, Aug. 1, 2014.
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, stand by for instructions from their instructors after a 10k hike aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina, Aug. 1, 2014.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicholas Trager

All-Male Teams Outperform Mixed-Gender Counterparts In USMC Infantry Test

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On Sept. 10, Marine Corps officials announced that all-male ground combat teams outperformed mixed-gender teams in nearly every aspect of a recent infantry integration test.

Data from the months-long experiment showed that mix-gendered teams performed at lower overall levels, completed tasks more slowly, and were less accurate shooters than all-male teams, reported Marine Corps Times. Female Marines also sustained significantly higher injury rates and had a lower physical fitness performance overall.

“I would characterize this as: There’s more to be learned,” said Col. Anne Weinberg, deputy director of the Marines’ Force Innovation Office. “There’s an opportunity to train and become stronger and to execute these tasks in a more lethal manner.”

Get the full story at Marine Corps Times.