Republican lawmakers recently commissioned a report to determine the effects the new woke policies promulgated in the U.S. military. The results determined that America is in grave danger as some branches focus more on Far-Left initiatives like “diversity” rather than preparing to protect the country they serve.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas along with GOP Reps. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Dan Crenshaw of Texas, and Jim Banks of Indiana requested a report to uncover the truth behind what’s really happening in the military since they decided to adopt the Left-Wing policies pushed by by the current administration.
Certain events led up to the GOP request, namely a burning ship in San Diego last year and the collision of two destroyer ships in the Pacific Ocean in 2017. The lawmakers voiced their concern that “Woke” diversity policies have a direct effect on U.S. military readiness.
The two retired naval officers conducted long-form interviews with numerous active-duty and recently retired or detached officers and enlisted personnel about their insights into the culture of the United States Navy following a series of high-profile and damaging operational failures in the Navy’s Surface Warfare community.
Among the key findings:
- Many sailors found their leadership distracted, captive to bureaucratic excess, and rewarded for the successful execution of administrative functions,” rather than for their readiness for combat.
- The Navy is up to speed on their diversity training,” one “recently retired senior enlisted leader” reportedly told the outlet. “I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship-handling training.”
“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” an anonymous lieutenant revealed.
Retired Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery spoke about the report this week, blasting the Navy’s lack of readiness. He suggested that the maritime branch has become nothing more than a swelling bureaucracy rather than a warfighting force.
The report added that the Navy does not spend enough time or money on training its surface warfare officers, leaving its war rooms “ill-prepared.” The Navy’s deployments are too long, the report noted, risking efficiency, and commanding officers are trained to be “risk-averse,” because of a culture of “brutal accountability” for administrative decisions.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney