During my tours in Bosnia and Iraq (multiple to each) the female soldiers, air force, and sailors were an incredible distraction to the men. Whenever I would go to a command area, a large FOB, or a major installation, every female walking around that place had a drove of men and a few apparent lesbians following them whereever they went, and hovering around their particular work stations. I don't really have a problem with females in the lines because I've seen them doing patrols and convoy security in the MPs time after time. One of the women from my parent unit won the first Silver Star awarded to a female in a huge battle in Sal Man Pak, south of Baghdad in 2005. I just know that my reaction during my hazardous duty/combat tours was that if I could, I would not have females in those zones outside of hospitals, etc. because they were so distracting and they seemed to have a real problem with mid-tour pregnancies. Just my impression.