As it turns out, the female Sole Survivor was originally meant to be a war veteran as well. In fact, all the voiced female army veteran lines are still present in the game files.
Why Bethesda decided to limit female characters to a civilian backstory is beyond me. It has always come across as unimmersive and lore-unfriendly, as seen in the player character's apparent weapon proficiency and the presence of female frontline troops in Fallout 3's Operation Anchorage DLC.
As someone currently in the military, it's always bothered me how often the contributions of female veterans get overlooked. This storytelling choice by Bethesda is simply irresponsible and insulting to all those who served.
Fortunately, I've found this nifty mod that restores the cut content and fixes Bugthesda's crappy storytelling. Here's what it does:
- Restores all relevant voice lines: at Piper's interview, USS Constitution, and BoS base, the female character will use her military veteran lines.
- Slight edits to the pre-war scene, the Fraternal Post terminal entry, and the "hi honey" holotape to support the restored content
- Wanna keep your law degree? There's a "JAG officer" version that lets you do just that!
Link to mod: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/16817/
EDIT: About the JAG version.
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