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Military studying 'hyperfit' women who pass its toughest physical, mental courses


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Who are the “hyperfit” women of the military, capable of its most arduous physical and mental courses, and what makes them so competitive?


Army medical researchers have aimed to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study.


During early debate on the move to open all combat jobs to women, military leaders raised questions about whether women were up to the jobs or if putting them on the front lines would make units less capable. The Marine Corps sought an exemption to keep some combat jobs closed for precisely that reason, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter overruled it.



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22nd July 2019

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