Reasons Why The DOD is Having Trouble Recruiting and Retaining Today’s Military Personnel

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that Affirmative Action is illegal for use in admitting students to civilian colleges and universities but not the U.S. Military Academies.  This is absurd to the Nth degree.

To understand please read this column: CRT/DEI and the military – American Thinker

Military Academies — Army West Point; Navy/Marines-Annapolis; Air Force Academy CO Springs; Coast Guard Academy ; Merchant Marine Academy — admissions should be based solely on merit and not by race or gender.

This is a deliberate attempt to weaken our military over the long run.

Obama and now Biden have already done so with all the social engineering our military is subjected to (see below). 

Combat readiness and ability to deploy have been replaced with priorities for Climate Change; CRT/DEI; LGBTQ+ Agenda; and Affirmative Action.

Following are reasons why this Administration and their “WOKE” Generals and Admirals are having trouble recruiting and retaining today’s military personnel.

  • Exemptions from Deployment for up to a year for pregnant females and even military spouses once baby born
  • Field Laxtation Stations
  • Opening Every military position including close combat to women
  • Time Out Cards during basic training
  • Mandatory instruction on Critical Race Theory
  • Changing Chaplain’s Corps to entirely non-denominational
  • Terrible Rules of Engagement for those in combat in Iraq & Afghanistan & elsewhere resulting in unnecessary deaths and maiming
  • Afghanistan pull out travesty
  • Allowing transgenders to serve and paying for sex change operations
  • Facilitating Nation Building rather than Combat Readiness
  • Islamization of our military
  • Promoting traitors like Alexander Vindman
  • Allowing enemies to capture our fully armed gun boats and run rings around a fleet of our combat ships
  • Training emphasizing Diversity, inclusion and equity rather than combat operations that leads to such disasters as 2 modern destroyers colliding with merchant ships on the high seas and resulting in deaths of sailors
  • Promoting a policy allowing military to refuse assignments based on perception they will be discriminated against because of LGBTQMxyz or other tendencies
  • Renaming every military post named after Confederate Generals (despite fact that Congress enacted a law stating that those who fought on side of south are considered US veterans) Following Civil War I (AKA the War of Northern Aggression, the war between the states etc.) our people’s representatives made a conscious decision to name many of our military installations after CSA generals in an effort to amicably re-unite our nation.  At the time, our national wounds were still fresh and this effort was made to honor the bravery of the CSA military.  The signs at the gates are set with steel posts in order to be permanent.  The name of the installation is not fastened with Velcro(tm) and should not be changed just because a bunch of people who have no understanding of history, decided to throw a hissy fit
  • .Following guidance that Climate Change is the #1 threat to national security
  • Relieving Commanders for displaying views against LGBTQMxyz
  •  Going soft on traitors like Bergdahl whose desertion in combat resulted in deaths of 6 US soldiers looking for him
  • Changing physical fitness standards to gender neutral thus reducing any kind of reasonable standards – Reducing the standards and requirements for graduation from tough combat courses such as Rangers, Force Recon, Special Forces, Crucible, SEALs, etc. so that women could pass and be “qualified”
  • USMC using rainbow colored patches and bullets in celebration of “Pride Month”
  • Suppressing information on sexual harassment in military where the leading suspects are not heterosexual males.
  • Ridding the service of “toxic masculinity” and replacing many former warriors with pajama or pillsbury dough boys.
  • Cancelling the culture of the former military that most of us were proud to serve and replacing  the “warrior spirit ethic/ethos” feared by our enemies with something we are hard pressed to identify with that is no longer feared by our enemies
  • Mandatory experimental gene therapy COVID shot rendering over 40,000 sterile.-
  • Armed Services Committee complained to the Army that too many women are not passing the pt test. They have told the Army to change the PT Test for women to measure the things women can master. Yep, that will make them combat ready
  • Recruiting and retention stats are at an all time low.

Here’s other reasons why.

  1. The constant headlines about sexual assault and sexual harassment looms large in the eyes of parents and potential recruits.  People fear being at the mercy of sexual predators.
  2.  The discussions about transgender individuals in the dorms and locker rooms….
  3.  Some women believe they will be pushed into the combat arms.
  4.  Unisex uniforms
  5.   There are some things about openly serving homosexuals that the current generation will tolerate but not embrace.
  6.  Trust has eroded and must be earned back.
  7.  The humiliating route in Afghanistan weighs heavily.
  8.  Wesley Manning and Bo Bergdahl get more media coverage than the highly decorated heroes.
  9.  There is no perceived challenge for the Alpha Males in mixed sex recruit training.  The average 18 year old males does not take well to a screeching Harpie Army drill sergeant.  Indirect Physical intimidation by leading by example simply will not work when the Drill Sergeant can not even pass your PFT.  ( a linebacker team captain leads differently from a QB team captain.  At the entry level the Tennis team captain cannot lead the linebackers.)
  10.  The full scale entry of the Flag ranks (mostly retired) into the political fray has been an out and out disaster on every level.  The perception is that they are partisan political, grossly self serving, corrupt and incompetent all at once.
  11.  Being accused, almost daily, that you are racist, privileged, homophobic, sexist and that your values are toxic does not help recruit.

I have been recommending since the stolen election that the state of the military is terrible and that I would not want anyone to join the military for any reason. Today, we have immoral leaders at the highest levels. No sense in becoming cannon fodder, or worse yet, having to give up all morality to become successful.

I’m sure you can think of other ridiculous military polices in place under  O’Biden, Austin, Milley, etc. which have grossly undermined morale and the ability to fight and win in combat.

I know we still have brave, strong soldiers in the trenches today, serving honorably but for how much longer under these circumstances?

Army Opens its Doors to Recruits Who Fail to Meet Initial Body Fat and Academic Standards Amid Recruiting Crisis | Military.com

I think there is even more.  Facts are secondary. Impressions and perceptions matter.

  1. The constant headlines about sexual assault and sexual harassment looms large in the eyes of parents and potential recruits.  People fear being at the mercy of sexual predators.
  2.  The discussions about transgender individuals in the dorms and locker rooms….
  3.  Some women believe they will be pushed into the combat arms.
  4.  Unisex uniforms
  5.   There are some things about openly serving homosexuals that the current generation will tolerate but not embrace.
  6.  Trust has eroded and must be earned back.
  7.  The humiliating route in Afghanistan weighs heavily.
  8.  Wesley Manning and Bo Bergdahl get more media coverage than the highly decorated heroes.
  9.  There is no perceived challenge for the Alpha Males in mixed sex recruit training.  The average 18 year old males does not take well to a screeching Harpie Army drill sergeant.  Indirect Physical intimidation by leading by example simply will not work when the Drill Sergeant can not even pass your PFT.  ( a linebacker team captain leads differently from a QB team captain.  At the entry level the Tennis team captain cannot lead the linebackers.)
  10.  The full scale entry of the Flag ranks (mostly retired) into the political fray has been an out and out disaster on every level.  The perception is that they are partisan political, grossly self serving, corrupt and incompetent all at once.
  11.  Being accused, almost daily, that you are racist, privileged, homophobic, sexist and that your values are toxic does not help recruit.

Recruiting will not improve until DoD reviews their own message and image.  The current leadership seems incapable of that.

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