SPC Brown did a great job! Hooah!
One good result of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been the conclusive settlement of the question of women in combat.
Before I left Galco for mobilization, one of my coworkers, who might be very slightly to the left of Ghengis Khan, gave me a book. I don't recall the title, but it was basically a 350 page screed about how female service members are supposedly wrecking the military's fighting effectiveness.
I have now seen first hand just how wrong that book is. While my unit does not have any female personnel (we're an infantry battalion), I have seen female soldiers from several other units who acquitted themselves quite admirably over here.
Not everything is sweetness and light with females in the service. Our higher brigade has sent home seven pregnant soldiers thus far. One soldier out at one of our FOBs was nicknamed "Clearing Barrel" for impolite but obvious reasons. But overall, female service members here do a very fine job, and it's not as if male soldiers are without their issues.