We’ve seen the efforts of their respective diversity, equity, and inclusion officers to attract a more diverse cross-section of America to the armed forces; as Twitchy reported, the Army released a series of animated shorts showing how diverse the service was, heavily featuring a girl being raised by two mothers and marching in pride parades to show she was fighting for freedom even as a teen.
The Marine Corps apparently believes it is out of touch with contemporary America and is undergoing a “big overhaul” to fix that problem. General David Berger appeared on NPR’s “Morning Edition” to explain.
The Marine Corps has plans for a big overhaul designed to address its lack of diversity and problem with retaining troops. The goal is "to reflect America, to reflect the society we come from," says Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps. https://t.co/S7scORzgwQ
— NPR (@NPR) November 12, 2021
The goal that’s driving what amounts to a cultural shift within the service, is for the Marines “to reflect America, to reflect the society we come from,” Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, said in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition.
It’s not a matter of being politically correct or “woke,” he said.
The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity, Berger said, adding that the same is true for the military.
The plan doesn’t sound all bad, as it addresses retention problems, but somehow that’s mixed up with diversifying recruitment.
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) November 13, 2021
You know that’s true because he made a point of saying that it wasn’t a matter of being “woke.”
The goal is to defend America with the threat of violence, General. https://t.co/UdLba4D5ju
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) November 13, 2021
Our woke military is going to get trashed the first time it faces a formidable opponent. https://t.co/6bzEAgoNhC
— Based Chad (@BroCarolina) November 13, 2021
Somehow they seem to think making diversity a leading tenant of Marine Corps philosophy and poor retention are unrelated. Go ahead, keep telling troops they value is in the color of their skin or their sex, and see how many hang around. Idiots. https://t.co/8CovNwqys6
— Hammy ✈ (@e2pilot) November 13, 2021
Xi and his boys laughing it up yet again. https://t.co/F5g0BBmFvU
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 13, 2021
Highest hanging fruit from a diversity perspective. America's military already reflects our population.
— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) November 13, 2021
Perhaps the retention issue is rooted in a Marine Corps obsessed with diversity. https://t.co/g6JNRGJR49
— Anna James Zeigler (@ajzeigler) November 13, 2021
You know what former Marines are telling me about why they get out?
Because the military is a big sociology experiment now and no longer the military. It's HR hell. https://t.co/uysrA6iogf
— Benjamin Glaser (@WVPitt) November 13, 2021
My husband, a former Marine, has said that the agenda has been to tear down the USMC because it is the epitome of masculinity. For years the Marine in military commercials has been a woman. On Thurs Google depicted the Marine in a dress. There is a calculated agenda & trajectory. https://t.co/Bpw6BSGus6
— Jessi Bridges (@jessibridges) November 13, 2021
The goal of the Marine Corps should have nothing to do with "reflecting" America and everything to do with Protecting America and her allies.
It's already a volunteer fighting force.
Retaining warfighters is becoming more difficult as the service is diluted with this garbage. https://t.co/fkDqQn6Ig9
— PatientPatriot (@patriot_patient) November 13, 2021
Hey, you dummies at the @USMC: if you focus on “diversity,” you’re not going to retain troops, because nobody wants to fight for moron officers focused on skin color and leftist identity politics. https://t.co/0d5gkARbpv
— Huff (@Huff4Congress) November 13, 2021
Ah yes, this will help retain troops https://t.co/qZaFWpVcQ8
— Maximus ☦️ (@MaximusWoodPriv) November 13, 2021
Terrific! Our deadliest fighting force is adopting the ethos of a community college. What could go wrong? https://t.co/KVhkzDreEs
— Mattphilbin (@Mattphilbin) November 13, 2021
Even the USMC is stupid now. https://t.co/Yl5WGJJ9BX
— Dog guy (@Catsorange1) November 13, 2021
The goal of the military should be to protect this country and every one of the citizens in it, that's it. https://t.co/50904WbsOE
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) November 13, 2021
I was going to ask what will happen to “The few, the proud, the Marines” as a recruiting slogan, but then I saw where they’ve already decided to retire that language. The New Woke Marine Corps are no longer looking for “a few good men.”https://t.co/qBDnEstv6I https://t.co/Y14A5pd2ZF
— Phil Johnson (@Phil_Johnson_) November 13, 2021
Telling Marines they are white supremacists probably won't help with that retention problem. https://t.co/anf23YUyBd
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) November 13, 2021
The Army’s “Operation Inclusion” is already teaching them that “Make America Great Again” is white supremacy.
New animated Army recruiting ad is even more woke than the CIA’s, features lesbian wedding for some reason https://t.co/c6RhhJybtR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2021