You are wrong, Mr. Barber. The only issue at hand is whether the individual person being assessed for combat duty can do the job, period. Gender, by itself, is entirely irrelevant. Sure, there are many jobs, such as infantry, for which men in general, because of physical strength, are better suited than women in general. But if physical strength is in the job requirement, then that's how the job should be assigned, not by a person's gender. Are you suggesting that a woman can't drive a tank or fly an attack helicopter? Make the deployment decisions based on all of the relevant characteristics, but gender is not one of them.