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US Marines Go All-In On Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Training

US Marines Go All-In On Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Training

US Marine Corps now offering $144,000 salary for ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ adviser.

Last week, the US Marine Corps marked its 246th birthday.

And while there are many reasons to celebrate this milestone, last we also saw a group Iran-backed of Houthi rebels stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital San’a.

The U.S. diplomatic mission in San’a has been suspended since 2015, when Houthi rebels took control of the city. Since then, U.S. Embassy personnel have worked on Yemeni affairs from Saudi Arabia, which backs the government ousted by the insurgents.

Houthi rebels stormed the embassy compound in San’a on Wednesday and took U.S.-employed security personnel hostage. Most of the personnel have been freed, according to a State Department spokesman, who said the U.S. was making unceasing diplomatic efforts to release the rest.

Also during the week, Chinese military forces held exercises near Taiwan in response to a visit by a US congressional delegation to the island.

The drills in the area of the Taiwan Strait are a “necessary measure to safeguard national sovereignty,” China’s Defence Ministry said in an announcement on Tuesday that gave no details on the timing, participants and location of the exercises.

It said the “joint war preparedness patrol” by the Eastern Theatre Command was prompted by the “seriously incorrect words and actions of relevant countries over the issue of Taiwan” and the actions of those advocating the self-governing island’s independence.

Given these developments, sensible planners would consider making military preparedness, defense preparation, and troop recruitment and training top priorities.

Instead, the Biden administration’s priorities have nothing to do with actual military readiness. It intends to force march the US Marines toward diversity, equity and inclusion as the solution to make the Marine’s “reflect America“.

The Marine Corps, the smallest U.S. military force, has plans for a big overhaul designed to address its lack of diversity and problem with retaining troops.

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.

How to achieve this bit of nonsense? Hire a bureaucrat loyal to the Democratic Party, of course.

A job listing with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) seeking a “diversity, equity and inclusion” adviser with a starting salary of $144,128 is gaining attention on social media.

The USMC is hiring the adviser to ensure that all “internal and external communications reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion,” or DEI, and to develop tools that “enable shifting the USMC cultural paradigm for diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The actual job description is filled with bureaucratic babble. Some of the items on the wish list:

  • Recalibrating our enlisted personnel model to better balance recruiting and retention, in order to mature the force;
  • Retooling how enlisted Marines are assigned to military occupational specialties (MOS) to align talents and potential with the needs of the Marine Corps;
  • Incorporating a talent marketplace to give individual Marines a say in the trajectory of their careers and commanders a voice in who join their staffs;
  • Adopting modern digital tools, analytics, and processes to improve the efficiency of the talent management system

It strikes me that the tools they are going to use to retool the Marines will mean promoting those who agree with the progressive ideology and hindering those that don’t.

Additionally, the US military, especially the Marines, have been on the forefront of rewarding and celebrating achievement based on merit for quite some time. Many in social media agree.

God bless the US Marines, and protect them from the consequences of this inanity.


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Large problem; you can’t use diverse and excellence together. Diversity means you choose the group via quota and passed over more qualified individuals to make the artificial makeup.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Romey. | November 14, 2021 at 10:41 am

    That was going on in the services back when I was in in the late 1970s and early 80s. Now they’re just openly talking about it.

    UserP in reply to Romey. | November 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Diversity is a strength? I guess he has never heard of homogeneous steel. That’s what is used in battle tanks to give it strength. Try using some amalgam and you will end of with a navy submarine.

    The same is true with human beings. Unit cohesion is the secret to winning battles.

Top Marine is not exactly clear on the concept, is he?

“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.”

Aah, General Numbskull, the phrase runs like this, E Pluribus Unum , Out of Many, One.

Not the other way around.

    From Day 1 of USMC Boot Training the emphasis is placed on the team, not the individual. When there, would-be Marines are required to reference themselves as “this Recruit,” never as “I” or “me.”

    All military training is focused this way, on the team/unit, not the individual. Reason – so that the team’s mission will be accomplished.

    The US military is quickly becoming the boat on the right,

    NavyMustang in reply to fscarn. | November 14, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Exactly. We are supposed to be a melting pot not a salad as the general seems to think.

    JHogan in reply to fscarn. | November 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    “The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity”

    This is political propaganda slogan. A purely political assertion. A statement of (leftwing) faith. There is no real evidence to support it.

    There is much more historical evidence to support the assertion that America’s strength lies in its Constitution and economic system. In fact, the historical evidence supporting this assertion is overwhelming. It’s not political propaganda and and it has nothing to do with ‘diversity’.

DeweyEyedMoonCalf | November 14, 2021 at 10:35 am

I keep seeing the words, “Diversity is our strength”. Is that anything like “We have always been at war with Eastasia”.

    I think it is kind of like the Sith code.


    How well did “diversity” work out for the Balkans ? It ultimately broke up into about 6 different countries and even now there are still ethnic and religious animosities. The Soviets found it useful to play the different groups against each other – highlighting their differences. It worked well – for a while. Then it disintegrated.

    America – look to the Balkans for our future if we continue on this road. We all DIE if the woke Progressives convert most Americans to their neo-racist religion of DEI.


    when some one says that to you respond with the Princess Bride line ” I do not think at word means what you think it means’

    henrybowman in reply to DeweyEyedMoonCalf. | November 14, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    “The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity, Berger said”

    Doesn’t matter how many times you retell a lie, it still doesn’t become true. It’s not like we haven’t been living next to the s*tshow proof of Ottawa/Quebec for the past 300 years.

    Also doesn’t matter if you redefine a word to mean “skin color and gender (real or imaginary)” but not “political opinion, age, background, faith, experience, intelligence, talent, or capability,” that’s still a lie, too.

If you don’t want to emasculate the Marines, stop emasculating the Marines.

Of course, if that is your intention……

“Equity” requires racism, equality rejects it.

My grandfather was a retired Marine Corps infantry officer. My dad was a retired Marine Corps aviator. I am a retired Marine Corps infantry officer. My son is a 1stLT and aviator and as soon as his obligated period of service has ended, he’s leaving active-duty despite a rich familial history of career military service. He has no plan whatsoever to stay a day longer than he is obligated.

He’s not alone. There is a growing retention crisis in our armed services which is remarkable considering how uncertain the civilian economic landscape is today. My son’s desire to pull chocks is a sentiment shared by MANY of the most competent, desirable and valuable enlisted men, Staff NCOs and officers serving today. It’s terrifying what our uniformed services are going to look like in another decade. We’ll be left with nothing but a legion of incompetent soy boys. God help us.

Looks like we may need a new Geneva Convention so we can determine who is winning in future wars. It used to be whoever blows up the enemy first wins. Now it’s about blow jobs.

The end of a glorious history. The US Marines have done more for world peace than the Peace Corp

Aren’t we all glad we made major concessions to Democrats on every issue for 4 years to increase the Marine Corps budget to the point that makes the second world war look like deprivation to their top brass?

Unless a realignment is made concerning the military and military funding that completely and permanently removes the “if it is a day ending in Y quadruple the military budget, if it is during the week double it and if it is wearing a uniform believe it more than the bible” policy from the Republican party this will get significantly worst. It should be an easy realignment because of how horrible an idea it was to have that policy in the first place.

Why are we spending more than the rest of the planet combined on warfare anyway?

Eisenhower said beware the MIC, why are we the party of simping for the MIC are we supposedly smarter than the man who lead the allies to victory in Europe and governed well as president?

    Nice try, Pinocchio. But the problems with the US military have been festering for decades.

      First what has historically defined the U.S. military has been that it hasn’t been political. It took no part in any of the major debates of American history it entering the fray to fight for the Democrats radical racial and gender politics is a brand new thing.

      Second you are saying we didn’t increase the military budget every year for the last 4 years and make major concessions to Democrats to do it?

      So it hasn’t been the Republican Party policy to make major concessions on every other issue to increase the military budget?

      The military top brass understands Democrats fund woke things to an unlimited degree and that the Republican is a simp for a higher military budget.

      I say we realign to be sane (as Eisenhower said we should be) and stop making higher military budgets our principle. It is bad politics and removes any influence a Republican politician could have over the military. We don’t need to outspend the rest of planet Earth on warfare.

        CommoChief in reply to Danny. | November 14, 2021 at 5:07 pm


        I largely agree. We should conduct a realistic assessment of the strategic security priorities and build our composition of forces to reflect those aims. That likely means a larger Navy, smaller Army, a more forward deployed AF, increased CG presence and a USMC about the current size.

        The military, like every other traditional institution has been infiltrated and is under the influence of d/prog ideology. Unfettered praise and an unwillingness to criticize the military are outmoded. Congress shoveling $ to the DoD, largely to support Contractors in their CD should be confronted when it doesn’t support true security needs.

“We’re going to lose a major war.” — Jesse Kelly

“The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity, Berger said, adding that the same is true for the military.”

Which is why the enemy fears our off Broadway musical theatre.

The Marines at Twenty Nine Palms just had a war game against a British outfit and got their diverse asses kicked! I’m an old Marine and it used to be the “Best”. Now it is the “Diverse”.

Trump was right about the Generals.

    Danny in reply to jackphat. | November 14, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    He kept those generals, promoted them, and made concessions on major issues (including the wall) in order to increase the military budget every year he was president.

    It isn’t a time for hero worship it is a time for realignment. Once those scum understand that a radical racial and gender army is not getting the kind of budget from Republicans it is used to their tune will change dramatically.

    This is a wake up call for us.

    Trump’s greatest achievement was pulling back the curtain and showing how deep the rot went.

      I think even Trump was surprised by how bad it is.

      Now the DC swamp and its media propaganda allies are trying to pull the curtain back to hide it all once again — censorship of free speech, rewriting history, political prosecutions and persecutions, misdirection, labelling political opposition as ‘domestic terrorism’, etc.

      They will be not be successful. In the process they are highlighting how deep it is.

      The cockroaches cannot scurry back and hide in the darkness, pretending we haven’t seen them.

      For example… duplicitous RINO neverTrump McConnell is trying to go back to BAU, making deals with the Dems. He was about to take a photo op bow with Biden until Trump asked why he wasn’t able to pass an infrastructure bill when Trump was president and McConnell had a majority in the Senate.

        Danny in reply to JHogan. | November 14, 2021 at 4:33 pm

        Trump never asked for an infrastructure bill as president and never gave McConnell anything.

        McConnell also is not the senate majority leader because Trump worked on keeping voters at home Jan 5th the Democrats have the senate.

        13 Republicans out of 213 voted for the infrastructure bill.

        Stop trying to create something that doesn’t exist, I would rather the odds of 200 out of 213 of someone being on my side than 0 out of 221.

        The Duplicitous Republicans are people like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger not Mitch McConnell.

        You are giving a very poor advertisement for why we should give Republicans back the senate by the way

        “Give Republicans back the senate because they are as bad as Democrats and McConnell (who there is a 100% chance will be senate majority leader if we retake the senate) is a traitor!”

        Try fighting for our winning instead of Trump when the two are contradictory.

      But now that that is exposed why expect Trump to govern differently the second time (if he could even be elected which I doubt)?

This isn’t treason, but it might as well be.

Diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), inequity, and exclusion. Lose your Pro-Choice (“ethical”) religion.

That said, diversity of individuals, minority of one.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | November 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Beware the multi-trillion dollar sociopolitical, ostensibly “secular” religious industrial complex. #HateLovesAbortion

Diversity is very important in wartime. Infantry, armor, artillery, air and naval supremacy, and even various non combatant aspects have their place in success.

Changing your recruiting slogan to “we’re looking for a few good men, women, and nonbinary individuals” may not be the way to get there, though.

Semper Bi

Remember the new recruitment video from Russia? Not a single mention of perfume or nail polish. It didn’t promise diversity… it promised a tough hard course of training to be the best warfighter. Don’t forget that high schools have competitions on whose team (boys and girls) can field strip and reassemble AKs the fastest. Looking at the Norks and Chinese and that same razor-sharp preparedness is obvious.

How fitting ! If the Marines lower their physical, mental, social, emotional and confidence standards to support Diversity, Inclusion, Equity ( “D I E” ) it will get soldiers injured and killed.

    Ben Kent in reply to NDA. | November 15, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Yes. DIE is the right acronym.

    I fear many of our soldiers will DIE in battle due to the woke agenda which favors virtue signalling over preparedness. Virtue signaling does not win wars.

I can’t wait until we are storming a beach and we make sure we pick up all of our litter and give a land acknowledgment to the locals before continuing the campaign.

Now if we can just get the Red Chinese to engage in this silliness then the playing field would be level. Seems as if the “General” wants more stars.

Good Lord what have they done to my Marine Corps?

What would John Basilone say about this?

Diversity? When I was a Marine we were all green. Some were dark green Marines.

This runs contrary to the Marines I served in.

It was recently reported that Royal Marines bested the Marines during an exercise. I think the wrestling term is that the USMC ‘tapped out.’ Obviously, this was due to a lack of DEI.

In the military, you have an equal opportunity for training and advancement. No training or promotion should depend on equity or gender. We all wear the same flag patch.

Military service is an honor and is voluntary. Therefore, there is an opportunity for any socio-economic group to volunteer. If one group volunteers in more significant numbers, a diversity/inclusion issue is probable.

In conclusion, when you are in combat, no one on either side gives two hoots what color or gender you identify as.

My advice for all the services is to get back to learning how to WIN.

“The core of America’s strength lies in its diversity”

No, it isn’t. “Diversity” by itself is at best meaningless and at worst hateful and destructive. Introducing “diversity” into military culture is suicidal.

This is why our armed forces are in their worst state of combat readiness since before Pearl Harbor