(See K. Eyer, pp. 44–48, October 2012 Proceedings)
Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy—Captain Eyer’s article caused a great stir, made me think, and left me wanting as well. As a regular reader of the author’s work I have typically found some incredible insights. Sadly, that was not the case in this article.
I am not a casual observer. I have served in a fully integrated combat unit. As a matter of fact, I have served in four of them, including the one I commanded. I am convinced that men and women can, and are, serving together with a cheerful disregard for one another’s gender.
There is no “full-blown crisis” of gender integration. Fraternization is not “endemic.” Sexual misconduct and fraternization are forbidden by regulation, but Captain Eyer blissfully conflates behavior that is against regulations with behavior that is authorized under current, and past, regulations.