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Disturbing Reports From US Troops and ROTC Cadets of “Woke” Military Priorities

Disturbing Reports From US Troops and ROTC Cadets of “Woke” Military Priorities

Woke priorities are now trickling down to our troops, and reports are surfacing about some humiliating drills and exercises that boost neither morale nor preparedness among our service personnel.

Professor Jacobson published an outstanding analysis of the “ideological capture” of our military, which featured chilling testimony from General Mark Milley (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff) and Admiral Michael Gilday (Chief of Naval Operations).

The woke priorities are now trickling down to our troops, and reports are now surfacing about some humiliating drills and exercises that boost neither morale nor preparedness among our service personnel.

To begin with, active duty members of the Navy in San Diego were recently forced to take part in a mandatory ‘diversity hike’ during which they flew LGBT flags. Of course, American flags were nowhere to be seen.

“A woman whose husband is active duty Navy sent me this. His command held a “diversity hike” in honor of Pride Month. Attendance was mandatory. They hiked while waving a rainbow American flag,” tweeted Matt Walsh.

As Chris Menahan explains, the event was promoted by the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, which celebrated “Pride Month” with a “Pride Hike” at Sunset Cliff last week.

The servicemembers were made to carry a version of the LGBT flag which incorporates the stars and stripes, although no actual American flag was flown.

In 2015, about 15 ROTC cadets from Temple University participated in a school-sponsored Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, during which men stumble through a pre-set route while sporting high heels, supposedly as as a way to raise awareness for sexual assault victims.

Several cadets walked while wearing Army Combat Uniforms, as did the school’s professor of military science, Lt. Col. Greg Nardi, who runs Temple’s Red Diamond Brigade.

Military blogs like This Ain’t Hell reported on the cadets weeks later. Around that time, another high-heel walk, this one sponsored by the ROTC brigade at Arizona State University, drew attention when a screen shot of a message allegedly from an ASU cadet complaining about his school’s event landed on Reddit’s Army channel, the Facebook page of U.S Army W.T.F! Moments, and other sites.

It is highly doubtful that either of these activities enhanced our military’s preparedness, or contributed to unit cohesion.

For decades, a hallmark of the military has been building up its personnel (physically and mentally) via physical training and conditioning. However, this effective method of strengthening our troops is now being quashed in favor of high-heels and diversity stunts.

The Air Force announced Monday it will allow walking and modified push ups in its revised fitness test, according to Task and Purpose.

The fitness test, which to this point featured a 1.5-mile run with sit-ups and push-ups, will now allow members to walk instead of run, and do raised-hand push-ups instead of traditional push-ups.

As for the core, service members have the option to do planks instead of traditional sit-ups.

Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, the branch’s deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services told Task and Purpose the Air Force will also set up a sprint-test alternative to walking and running.

But can the Air Force personnel do those push-ups in high-heels while waving the LGBTQ flag…that is the important question!

*The part about ROTC cadets at Temple said “earlier this year,” but it took place in 2015. We corrected the mistake.


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The Army is done.
Let’s hope the Marines don’t succomb to this.
The US Army will be opening fire on us in the future…..but don’t dare bring up the threat of the 2A.
You’ll be gone after by people that don’t like you.
I have 50 years of marksmanship and although I now only own two…a Savage .17 hmr and an old Winchester .22 that my father gave me when I turned 7.

    CommoChief in reply to scooterjay. | July 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm


    The average combat unit gets enough ammo to qualify maybe three times a year, four if they are lucky. That’s 21 rds for ‘sighting’ and 40 for the qualification. Service and support units, which is the bulk of the Army, are lucky to get more than one qualification range per year. Which is the requirement fyi, annually.

    Now that the DoD budget is being reduced in real terms and no extra funding via GWOT is flowing those numbers will fall further. No more ‘money tree’ so commanders will have to learn to budget and plan instead of simply spending near unlimited dollars. This a huge organizational challenge as the memory isn’t there to support it.

    In addition the continued drift away from relevant combat skills, tasks and requirements towards an emphasis on peacetime, garrison Army requirements will erode combat capabilities. This shift occurs following every conflict but is certainly being accelerated by current leadership.

    Lots of cool social media scripted events that garner the attention and applause of the right people. Training? Realistic training where Soldiers might be injured? Nope. That would trigger the accident reporting system and an outside investigation which, in this climate, significantly endangers promotion potential.

    Lastly, who do think was joining the wartime Army? It wasn’t soy boys in my experience. Certainly not in 2004 thru 2007. It’s kids with a family history of service, kids from small small towns and rural States or rural areas within more populated States. That’s about 70% of the wartime enlistment profile. The remainder are good kids from other more urban areas who joined knowing they would get sent to Iraq or Afghanistan.

    In peacetime the combat units still draw from the same profile for the most part. The closer to the tip of the spear, the more that unit reflects middle America and the traditional values not the Nation.

    Those wartime Soldiers are mostly Veterans now living in their communities. I wouldn’t sweat too hard worrying about the ability of a peacetime Army much less the capability or willingness to fire on US citizens.

    Despite recent posturing, it doesn’t take a nuclear power to defeat the US. Just a willingness to fight on your home ground and simply endure and outlast the resolve of the politicians.

    XUSMICO in reply to scooterjay. | July 8, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Shades of the 1990 tail hook crap when HQMC sent barbie dolls out to tell EVERY Marine the ‘Shit” is a sexual harassment word.

Okay, we are clearly owned by the CCP.

I retired from the Air Force in 2004. Early in my AF career we has a 1.5 mile run and a time to complete depending on your age. Back in the day I would walk a half mile then jog a mile to finish within my time.

The last 5 years I was in they had all kind of messed up fitness tests. I was 5’10” and 195 lbs with 9% bodyfat. I could run 2 miles in 13 minutes, knock out 100 push ups and sit ups in less than the prescribed Army standards of the times but I could not pass the Air Force “Step-test” or “Bicycle” test. I could not get my heart rate up enough to meet Air Force standards but I could strap on a 90 lb ruck and run 10 miles without a problem.

The Air Force has had idiots running their fitness standards for years.

Antifundamentalist | July 7, 2021 at 9:26 pm

The Army Culture is fairly toxic on a good day. I suppose I am too jaded with a career of having my soldier forced to participate in mandatory demotivational activities on multiple occasions every year. I have been offended so often that I don’t have any additional outrage left to add to this further insult on my already raw sensibilities.

    I remember 1973 Army “Race Relations Seminars” that did more to hurt race relations than help, because they contained the beginnings of what is now called “Critical Race Theory”. It had an “IQ Test” with questions form lots of countries and cultures designed to show bias. However, any person with a well-rounded educated could do quite well one it. The trainers were embarrassed when a white Southerner and and a white Yankee were the only ones to get scores showing above average intelligence.

Subotai Bahadur | July 7, 2021 at 9:37 pm

Those in the armed forces now are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. They will have to endure until they can get out and hope that they will not be turned on the American people before then . . . unless they are quietly preparing to protect those people. As their enlistments end, they need to leave service. Re-enlisting is making a choice.

Parents need to make sure that their kids don’t enlist as they come of age to do so. If they try to draft people, the game will begin.

Subotai Bahadur

henrybowman | July 7, 2021 at 9:48 pm

I’m still incredulous about the report that the Pride march was both mandatory and held in civilian garb. Something’s not right here.

    CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | July 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm


    Likely the event was held on public land not on an installation controlled by the Navy. In cases like this it is very common to require civilian clothing. Why? The wear of military uniforms offends and threatens some people. Those people complain. It’s easier to simply wear civilian clothes than deal with grief if you don’t, so goes the theory.

    Lots of mandatory fun in the military. It isn’t surprising at all to me. It seems about par actually. All the various monthly themes have events and displays and one is expected to make the appropriate noises of approval.

    Same for National Prayer Day in some units. Mandatory attendance at a prayer breakfast. If your BDE CDR or CSM gets a bee in their bonnet about sponsoring a local school or sports team or little league tournament guess what you are spending your time doing? Mandatory fun.

After seeing a clip of the Chinese goose steppers at their birthday celebration, then the pic above, it’s depressing, even for this optimist. That flag, too, is an abomination for use by the military.

This situation is hard to believe. It’s infuriating.

I enlisted in the US Army in 1990 as a Basic Armor Crewman on the M1-A1 Abrams. The tank crew’s job simply put, was to kill enemy tanks, softskin vehicles, and troops. It was a deadly serious business and everything we did was in service of ultimately accomplishing that goal. No time to spare for such inane garbage as a “diversity hike”, had such crap existed back then.

Training was hard, constant, and devoid of any bullshit to sidetrack us from our goal. Physical standards were strict because everything on a tank, from main gun rounds, to track blocks, to a possible wounded fellow crew member needing extrication, is really goddamn heavy. Fail the physical and academic standards, and you’re out. “Celebrating Pride Month” and relaxing physical standards to accommodate sub-par recruits will not make better tankers.

This “woke” horseshit of today is beyond laughable, and would have been absolutely beyond the pale in the Army I belonged to 30+ years ago. It saddens and angers me to see how the Leftist/Marxist scum of our country have corrupted and ruined the Army I was once so proud to serve in.

There are only so many hours in the day, and the real training displaced by all this SJW virtue signaling garbage is going to get people killed.

Lucifer Morningstar | July 8, 2021 at 2:09 am

But at least we don’t have a bad orange man making mean tweets on twitter®. That’s good, right? 🙄

“Earlier this year, about 15 ROTC cadets from Temple University participated in a school-sponsored Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event”

That’s actually from 2015, not this year.

My entire life have seen Leftists wanting to destroy the military in many different ways. They finally found the means, take over command, CRT and Diversity training.

The CCP is laughing its ass off at this nonsense.

chrisboltssr | July 8, 2021 at 9:22 am

Now do people see the LGBT movement as a separatist one?

Eddie Coyle | July 8, 2021 at 11:45 am

The cowardice and careerism of the military brass has been evident for the last few years. There has not been one bad progressive idea that they have had the courage to push back on. Look for your first women SEALs and Rangers completing watered down courses soon. Like the women’s soccer team a pickup team of 15 year old boys will kick their behind, and real warriors will slice right through them.

    CommoChief in reply to Eddie Coyle. | July 8, 2021 at 12:22 pm


    At least two females have already completed Ranger School. These were superbly conditioned individuals who had the required physical and more importantly mental toughness to complete the course. Another factor is not developing or experiencing a disqualifying injury which is basically blind fortune.

    The two I am discussing are not at all reflective of the average female or average female in uniform. Ranger school is less than 70 days. That makes a huge difference when compared to SF or Seal selection and training which are far longer.

    It’s one thing to gut out a comparatively short training course. It’s another thing entirely to sustain that level of performance in the far longer selection and training schools or over the multi-year duration of an assignment to those elite units, much less a career as an operator.

    The continuous physiological demands of service in a special operations capacity are not kind to those with less muscle mass, less bone density and less upper body strength. Those who lack these things can compensate for a short time. They will develop repetitive injuries as a result which will curtail their ability to sustain that career path. That applies to men and women alike.

      gospace in reply to CommoChief. | July 8, 2021 at 10:11 pm

      And the stories go they were coddled in order to ensure they passed. Nothing is as it seems- there is nothing aboveboard in any female first in the military.

      Used to be a graduation requirement at USNA was stepping off a very high dive into the pool below. And of course a much larger percentage of females were failing to graduate then males because THEY WOULDN’T STEP OFF THE D–N BOARD!. Not that hard to do- and everyone who has failed to do it has watched their classmates do it successfully so they know it can be done.

      So of course, USNA had to get rid of it- so the defense put on was simply terribly awful and had zip diddly squat to do with the point of the exercise.

      It had and to this day has (though it’s no longer mandatory, it’s done) nothing to do with jumping off a ship if you have to. It’s an exercise in conquering fear. Can you do it? Every officer is expected to lead- and even in peacetime may find themselves having to conquer fear to save lives of simply function. If you can’t jump off the board- you cannot conquer fear, period.

      I went to basic firefighting school several times in my career. One of the things you have to do is be the lead on a hose team and enter a burning compartment. Real genuine fire. Enter the compartment, put the fire out. I saw exactly 2 people freeze up and refuse to enter. One a newly minted female ensign, another a female LTjg. It would be a career ending move for any man, officer or enlisted, who didn’t do it. No effect on a woman’s career at all. When I talked to the instructors way back when it wasn’t an uncommon thing. I’m willing to bet that if you went back into their midshipman training- they failed to jump.

        CommoChief in reply to gospace. | July 9, 2021 at 9:19 am

        There isn’t or wasn’t coddling in Ranger school. 62 days of continuous and unrelenting suck. Sleep deprived, starved, pushed past exhaustion, forced to make decisions with little to no information while mentally fatigued.

        The two I am referring to graduated several years ago. Since then have standards dipped? Maybe.

        The SF community has had lots of upheaval as they ‘adjusted’ their standards to increase graduation rates. Some events that were required to graduate have been eliminated and tasked to the receiving unit to train and complete. Did Ranger school do something similar? Maybe.

        IMO, those two females graduated fair and square. Which demonstrates and reinforces the simple truth that they were truly exceptional. Most men can’t complete the course. Females have almost zero chance to do so without being superbly conditioned, mentally strong and very importantly avoiding injury, which due to their physiology, they are more likely to have develop or occur.

The military which marches under the Pride flag, instead of under the US flag, is NOT a US military: it is a Pride military.