Subject: Hillary Steering Committee has first and phony 'female Green Beret'- meet Kate Wilder, an "it's all about me" slug from the 1980's!

 

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If you see the Hillary campaign bragging about having the only 'female Green Beret' on their side, here's the REAL story!

 

A rabid feminist and Army Captain named Kathleen (Kate) Wilder, while stationed at Ft. Bragg,? picked through the regulations covering the Officers Course for Special Forces qualification, which at that time (1980/'81) was?separate from Enlisted/NCO Course, looking for verbiage? that specifically barred women from attending.?

 

She found a loophole that did NOT specifically state 'NO women...' allowed to ATTEND, even though women were, should be and still are, barred from direct combat units-SF. Keep in mind that this was during or just after, the dark and military-trashing days of president Jimmy Carter, who's FIRST act as president was to pardon the draft dodgers who left America for safer shores- 1977; so much for Jimmy's opinion of the American military men who stayed!?

 

During a field exercise, she and two males students were kicked out for cheating. The guys took it like men, but Wilder took it like a feminist; she sued for sexual?harassment and won!?

 

Wilder has been selected to be on a steering committee for Hillary, so this slug IS influential within Democrat Party circles UNLESS the TRUTH about her certificate of course completion (NOT a 'diploma') via a court order gets to be such a burden for her to defend that she's forced to resign. So, pls keep this one moving! Thanks, BL

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(1)Here's what started it; Wilder claiming to be a 'female Green Beret' in this clip about her being on a steering committee for Clinton's campaign. BL

 

http://www.vajoe.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=9060&p=1

Clinton Campaign Announces Veterans and Military Retirees For Hillary

 

 

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2007-10-20 16:31:22

SSGMike.Ivy

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Sen. Inouye to Lead National Steering Committee

The Clinton campaign today announced the launch of Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary, a national initiative to highlight Clinton's support of the men and women of our Armed Services. Medal of Honor winner and Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye will lead the national steering committee, which will advise the campaign on policy and outreach to the 26 million American veterans and their families. ........

(Thirteen names above Wilder's)


Kate Wilder (Virginia)
Veteran, Female Green Beret

Kate served our country with distinction, retiring from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and settling down in Northern Virginia.
While in the Army, Kate broke down barriers, overcame abuse and harrassment to become the first woman Green Beret in Army history. Just to put this in perspective, President Kennedy once said "the green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, and a mark of distiction in the fight for freedom

(Nine names below Wilder's.)

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(2) Plus this plug earlier this year from supporters, trying to draft her to run as the Democrat nominee in Virginia's 42nd Congressional district. She declined.

http://www.gowilder.com/

 

Kate Wilder has lived in the 42nd District since 1988. Kate served our country with distinction, retiring from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and settling down in Northern Virginia.

While in the Army, Kate broke down barriers, overcame abuse and harrassment to become the first woman Green Beret in Army history. Just to put this in perspective, President Kennedy once said "the green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, and a mark of distiction in the fight for freedom."

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(3) NOW for the FACTS!?

http://www.militarywoman.org/forums/showthread.php?t=15166

 

 

?Capt. Kathleen Wilder- Female Green Beret

 

Could somebody tell me about Cpt. Kathleen Wilder, the female who made it through Green Beret School in 1981?

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?07-10-2006, 02:59 AM

LTC William E. Bailey?

 

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There are many rumors about Kathleen Wilder's foray into Special Forces training, some true and some untrue. She was an Intelligence officer assigned to 5th Special Forces Group, at that time stationed at Ft Bragg, NC. The 5th SFG(A) has since moved to Ft Campbell, KY. She was young, attractive, intelligent, and physically fit. She researched the regulations and the school requirements and nowhere did it say women could not attend. She applied to the school and was admitted either because of an error in admissions or because they couldn't legally keep her out. She attended all three phases of the course, but during the last week of the final phase she and two male students were caught caching their rucksacks. That is, she and her compatriots were not carrying the rucksacks as required by the instructors, but hiding them to pick up at a later time and date in what is referred to as a Mission Support Site (MSS). She and the other two students were dropped from the course ostensibly for cheating. It has been rumored that the hierarchy was looking for a reason to boot her out of the course. CPT Wilder then hired a civilian lawyer and sued the US Government and the Special Warfare Center & School for sex discrimination. Her lawyer pointed out that it was part of the curriculum to teach the use of an MSS, and that the Command was only looking for a reason to boot her out. The court agreed and the Command was ordered to provide her a course completion certificate, which they did. CPT Wilder never spent a single day in a Special Forces unit after that, as she was reassigned to attend the career course for Intelligence officers at Ft Huachuca, AZ, and then went on to other duties, until she left the military some years later.

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A Green Beret is a hat. CPT Kathleen Wilder is not now nor has she ever been a hat. CPT Kathleen Wilder was authorized to wear a green beret while she was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), since at that time it was unit issue and everyone assigned to a Special Forces unit, including the cooks and mechanics, wore the unit issued clothing and accoutrements. She never had her Branch changed to Special Forces, she has never been awarded the Special Forces Tab, and she was never awarded the Special Forces identifier. There is a considerable difference between receiving a graduation diploma and a course completion certificate. It isn't a given that because one girl made it almost through SF training, that "girls" can make it through Infantry training. There has never been any question that an infinitesimally small number of women could complete Infantry, Ranger, or SF training; however, that still doesn't make it a good idea.

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"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." -John Stuart Mill

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