Why is being a soldier inherently a bad thing to inspire someone to be? You realize that soldiers don't just go out and fight. For example, a LOT of NASA astronauts were military officers. Are they not something to aspire to be? Soldiers also do a lot of other work... relief efforts, Army Corps of Engineers, etc. After Hurricane Andrew hit us, we had major problems with looters and thieves. Then we had soldiers come to help stop those lowlifes. They helped keep the peace and stopped more bad things from happening. In addition, they helped bring in much needed supplies and aid when we had no eletricity or running water. Dr. Keller probably said it best in STARGATE ATLANTIS (I think it was in season 5's "INFECTION"), "Like doctors, a soldier's job is saving lives. They just have a different set of tools to do it." I'm all for more scientists and explorers, but soldiers are another area where the amount of women in that profession is not high. If you want equal representation of the sexes, why not have it across the board if they want to do it?