Marines Delay Women's Fitness Requirement
The physical fitness test required Marine recruits to perform three pull-ups. Only 45% of female recruits were successful.By Amy Kluber | January 3, 2014
A change requiring women recruits to perform pullups for the U.S. Marine Corps physical fitness test is being delayed.
In a YouTube video, Lance Cpl. Ally Beiswanger explains the delay is to "ensure all female Marines are given the best opportunity to succeed." (Via U.S. Marine Corps)
Gen. James F. Amos mandated the new requirement in 2012 to maintain equality among all Marines. (Via The Washington Post)