Surley if she is the best person for the job then so be it! At the end of the day if she has the correct qualifications for the job and is capable of doing the job, whats the big deal about her gender!
What's your view? Are you waiting for people to wade in with bitchy comments and then jump on the bandwagon? Apologies if that's not the case, but as there's a 'grown-up' thread on Current Affairs about the same topic, I don't think that you've started this thread for glowing praise.
My view is that she's achieved something that very few people achieve, so well done her! I love it when people (male and female) get to the top of their tree through hard graft and ambition as they're an inspiration to all.
Your thread is incorrect. The RSM in question is not an RSM at ITC (Infantry Training Centre), but an RSM with the ITG (Initial Training Group).
I am surprised that this report has attracted so much interest, it is not like she is the first female RSM, as commented on this and another thread on the Forum. However, if she was the first RSM at an ITC, I would expect a marked interest.
So, congratulations to her for reaching the post/rank of RSM, just like so many other male and female soldiers!! Why so much noise!!??
Remember the 11 Sigs female badge? She was a v nice person, knew her from when she was a Sgt, but not really cut out for being a depot RSM. Used to get called "The Brooch" If this girl is up to task WTF is the problem ?
School Staff Instructor, did you make Warrant rank yourself?
Do you have as much time under your belt as this lady? I only wonder, because you start this thread , and obviously after your 'spilt-arrses get it easy comment' in Current Affairs, I'd just like to know a bit more about why you're coming at this story like this , and seemingly trying to elicit views that match your own?
I'm particularly curious as to why you seem to want to do this lady down. I may be mistaken of course , and you're simply playing Devil's advocate?