Mixed-gender teams come up short in Marines' infantry experiment Marines Commandant Argues Against Women in All Combat Jobs For what it may be worth, the SecNav has ordered the Marine Corps to fully integrate all combat arms for women effective immediately. He as also ordered that Marine boot camp be integrated as well. In my opinion, this is a PC disaster. Now, you can believe or not believe that women are not, in general, as strong as men, but it's a fact. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Marine standards were not artificially pumped up to prevent women from passing; this is the standard that has always existed. Women can't pass. So. The choice is to lower the standard or not allow those who can't pass it in. Lives are at stake. I don't want Marines dying so that we can be more PC.