The Army was into SJW before it was even a thing…
For those who follow this sort of thing, it’s not exactly a big shocker that the US Army has been at the cutting edge of social engineering for decades.
For us old enough to remember the crippling effects of “McNamara’s 100,000,” many wondered if the US military would ever survive Lyndon Johnson’s SecDef Robert Strange McNamara lowering the standards to allow into the armed forces “men with criminal records, medical defects, social maladjustments and psychiatric disorders.”
Nonetheless, the Army welcomed the substandard, the mentally unfit, and the patently stupid with open arms. Another high (low) point for the Democratic Party.
Anyhow, suffice it to say the Army is now on the cutting edge of:
- Pregnant paratroopers
- Normalizing the sexually confused
- Unwed mother ducking deployments
- Trailblazing the way for boys-who-think-they’re-girls and girls-who think-they’re-boys
- Commissioning BLM extremists as officers
Pay no attention to the fact that the Army paid for Pvt Bradly Manning’s sex change treatment while in a guest at the Cross-Bar Hotel (AKA: Ft Leavenworth), or that Beau Bergdahl, of Obama’s famous “I’ll give you a slew of terrorists for one deserter” fame, was actually kicked out of US Coast Guard Boot Camp very early in training due to “psychological reasons”.
The Army was more than happy to recruit this mental defective. But hey, maybe the Army was running short of ballet dancers.
Many have openly wondered if the Army would ever shake its self-induced SJW madness.
Maybe they finally have.
While under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the Army focused on small groups of highly trained special ops troops to take on the likes of ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Haram, etc.
But with the fall of the Soviet Union just a handful of years before the War on Terror, the US Army was, well… pretty much out of a job.
Instead of protecting ungrateful Germans from never-ending numbers of Russkie armored and mechanized infantry divisions hammering through the Fulda Gap, the new Army mission was to take up the battle standard of political correctness.
Bubba and Hillary could not have been happier. But along came Donald.
Fighting will now take precedence over dealing with transitioning transgender troops, drug abuse and other issues as the Army seeks to overhaul its training regimen to hone its soldiers’ battlefield skills.
In a series of servicewide memorandums approved by Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and obtained by The Washington Times, service leaders are making optional previously mandatory training on issues such as transgender transition and drug abuse. The move, Army leaders argue, is designed to relieve stress on the overburdened troop training regimen and refocus on soldiers’ ability to fight in combat.
Army officials are codifying the new marching orders into servicewide training guidelines and doctrine, which will bring the Army more in line with the Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy, Col. O’Grady said.
The strategy, which was one of Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ earliest policy initiatives, shifted away from the George W. Bush and Obama-era strategies dominated by battling extremist groups including al Qaeda, the Taliban and Islamic State, and putting the priority on challenging traditional nation-state rivals such as China and Russia. It also placed a greater emphasis on increasing lethality in conventional combat operations.
Along with scaling back noncombat training mandates, service leaders are also extending the time soldiers spend in infantry training. Soldiers graduating from the nine-week basic training course will now spend an additional two months in “advanced individual training” before heading to their first duty stations.
Additional combat training after Recruit Training but before shipping out to PMOS (Primary Military Occupational Specialty) school is something the Marine Corps has been doing for decades.