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‘Harpy Daniels’ Update – Navy Disavows Endorsement of Social Media by Its Own Drag Queen “Digital Ambassador”

‘Harpy Daniels’ Update – Navy Disavows Endorsement of Social Media by Its Own Drag Queen “Digital Ambassador”

The Navy is trying to have it both ways: use the drag queen’s social media for Navy recruiting, while claiming to not endorse what’s in it

By now you have likely heard about the Navy’s drag queen recruiter, who the Navy used as one of its “digital ambassadors” to help bring up the Navy’s dismal recruiting numbers.

We posted about this Thursday: Navy Drag Queen Recruiters – Definitive Evidence that the Military has Lost Its Way

As I said in my concluding paragraph:

this has made me think about all of the absolute demi-gods of the Navy who served this country so well through the centuries. Men like John Paul Jones, naval hero of the Revolutionary War, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who with consummate skill “commanded all land and sea forces in the central Pacific area” in World War II, Admiral Bull Halsey, “leading exponent of warfare using carrier-based aircraft [who] became known for his daring tactics” in World War II, even my own personal hero, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, who created the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program in the face of massive opposition, which turned submarines from niche platforms that could damage an enemy’s shipping and transport capability into front-like premier combat platforms that rule the seas (okay maybe I’m a little biased). The point is, these men used to be living and breathing people who made the Navy the revered (and feared) institution it is today. And now we have drag queens? How can that be possible? How the mighty have fallen…

Of course, now we find out the story is even worse than we thought.

For one thing, Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, aka Harpy Daniels, has an Instagram account and a Twitter account, and posts wildly inappropriate, completely accessible content, for one and all to peruse.

For example here is a tweet that Petty Officer Kelley retweeted, accusing Republicans of engaging in a “witch hunt” for questioning the Navy’s use of drag queens for recruiting:

Another tweet, insulting Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw:

Another, accusing a person questioning the Navy’s use of drag queen recruiters as “homophobic”:

How a Navy Yeoman (administrative expert) doesn’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re” is yet another question.

Plus, check out this Instagram post:


Second, now we find out that the Navy has no problem with any of this as long as Kelley posts a disclaimer saying that his posts and tweets are not endorsed by the Navy, as Breitbart News reports: Exclusive: Navy OK with Drag Queen Ambassador’s Racy Instagram Content as Long as It’s ‘Unofficial’:

The Navy was made aware as far back as March of racy photos posted on the Instagram account of one its Navy Digital Ambassadors who is an active-duty sailor and drag queen, but had indicated the photos were OK, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.

In March, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel chairman, asked the Navy about the Instagram account of 2nd Class Petty Officer Joshua Kelley, which shows Kelley — who goes by his stage name “Harpy Daniels” — dressed in drag, lingerie, underwear bottoms, or nothing. One photo is captioned with the hashtag “f-ckboi.”

The Navy indicated to Banks that Kelley’s posts were OK, since they did not violate Department of Defense policy, which states that service members can maintain a personal social media presence as long as it is clearly marked as personal and not endorsed by the DOD…

However, at the same time, the Navy acknowledged that its “Navy Digital Ambassadors” (NDAs) were asked to use their personal accounts for the purpose of attracting new recruits to the Navy, while adding a disclaimer their views did not represent those of the Navy.

So the Navy is okay with Petty Officer Kelley trashing Republicans who question the Navy’s use of drag queens for recruiting, not to mention posting near naked photos on Instagram.

Well, I’m not.

First, military service members are supposed to be completely non-partisan.  When I served, I couldn’t have a political bumper sticker on my car, post a political candidate’s yard sign in my yard during election season, or do anything else, besides actually voting, that might indicate that I held any political views at all.  And with good reason.  The military is there to defend all Americans, not just Democrats.  And I can confirm I worked just as hard when Bill Clinton was president as I did for George W. Bush.

But Kelley can trash Republicans in social media posts that will be seen by thousands of people, and that’s okay?

Second, Navy personnel posting pictures of themselves in thongs and g-strings while in drag diminishes the respect people have for the military, obviously.

Third, as a second class petty officer, Kelley is a mid-level manager who is tasked with leading more junior sailors in the accomplishment of the Navy’s, and his unit’s, mission, but you see precious little concerning that on Kelley’s social media pages.

Fourth, and finally, the military isn’t about diversity, it’s about unity.  It’s about submerging your “self” and giving all for the defense of your country, even to the point of paying with your life if that’s what is necessary to ensure the nation’s survival, as, for example, 407,000 Americans found out during World War II.  But in Joe Biden’s surreal clown world, the script has been flipped and now it’s all about each sailor’s individuality, personal sexual preferences, and choice of hair color.

No thank you.

I predict that the Navy’s recruiting numbers will tank as much as Bud Light’s sales did after the Dylan Mulvaney controversy.

And the public will see right through the Navy’s disavowal of Kelley’s social media posts. The Navy used these very posts for recruiting outreach – they own it.

And if we get into a shooting war while Joe Biden is in office, we are totally screwed.


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henrybowman | May 6, 2023 at 6:14 pm

Too bad nobody quotes the Secretary of the Navy anywhere.
I’ve waited 50+ years to be able to say,
“The Secretary disavows any knowledge of your operation.”
Of course, Harpy hasn’t even HAD the operation.
This country will self destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Sam.

Subotai Bahadur | May 6, 2023 at 6:47 pm

As I understand it, the NDA program that “Daniels” was part of ran for him for about a year and his term was over before it became public knowledge. So the leaders of the Navy, especially those in charge of recruiting, had a year to note exactly what he was recruiting. Indeed, being in charge of the NDA program they had a positive duty to monitor it. Either they did not do their duty, OR what “Daniels” was selling was in compliance with what the Navy wanted sold.

And at this point, any adult who recommends to anyone of military age that they join up, is endorsing it too.

Subotai Bahadur

20 years ago I was told by Fort Hood military men that the buses on Friday night were loaded with transexual men going to Austin for the weekend furlong

A very large percent of our military is not straight since the volunteer army came into effect

And now, you can get your sex change on taxpayers money, just like the prisoners at Sing Sing!…

They just didn’t want you to know it… yet

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | May 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    I can’t speak to ‘buses…. loaded with trans men’ traveling from FT Hood to Austin on Friday Nights 20 years ago.

    What I can say is that homosexuals have served alongside other Citizens throughout the Nations history. It certainly didn’t begin with the advent of the all volunteer force. My Uncle served 4 years in the USMC in the late 1950s and he was gay. He wasn’t a flamboyant swish, just a regular seeming dude who was attracted to men.

    I served with several gay service members both before and after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’. Not one problem from them. They did their jobs, carried the rocks in their rucksack didn’t complain and didn’t do anything inappropriate at work or on base. They were hardworking, patriotic people who have happened to prefer their own gender.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to CommoChief. | May 6, 2023 at 8:09 pm

      Chief, we all knew who was gay and who wasn’t. As far back as 1978 when I enlisted there were homos in the military, looooong before my potential siblings were a stain on my parent’s mattress.

      The difference. They were in the closet and stayed in the closet. But that didn’t just apply to gays. It applied to the 19 yo airman who spent his weekends boning 14 yo girls. It applied to the guys who only went after strippers and whores. It applied to the married couples in base housing and off post who were swingers and gang bangers, and it applied to, yes, even the girls who had sex with dogs.

      They had their indiscretions and they kept those miles from the flag pole so it didn’t reflect poorly on the military. Also, it kept those who wanted to use sexual indiscretion as a way to compromise those who has access to information our enemies wanted.

      But today, it seems like everyone is an attention whore who needs upvotes and clicks to measure their sense of worth.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to CommoChief. | May 6, 2023 at 8:13 pm

      And yes, Chief, they did their jobs, knew not to make passes at straight service members, and didn’t bring undue attention to themselves.

      We left them alone and they left us alone.

      The only time I had to deal with them in a negative way was when I was Security Police and had to answer a call because the first sergeant caught them sleeping together in the barracks, or they were arrested off base and the local cops wanted them out of their town.

        CommoChief in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | May 6, 2023 at 8:51 pm

        Same as my own experience. Folks wanted to serve and what they did on their time behind closed doors among consenting adults …I don’t want to know about. That worked and we functioned just fine. Mission first mentality.

        As you say it worked when folks put mission first but when we began the slow trickle to identity politics which has since become a flood it was game over. The old era of live and let live requires everyone to leave each other the hell alone, which the modern social justice/wokeista refuse to do. They demand we participate in the cosplay.

          GWB in reply to CommoChief. | May 8, 2023 at 7:13 pm

          They demand we participate in the cosplay.
          I’m going to point out something, and it’s not because I disagree that much.
          What they were doing then was “participating in the cosplay.”

          What I mean is they were participating in the “cosplay” that they were all normal individuals, abiding by the extant morality.

          The real difference is what is the desired behavior?
          Back then, it was at least a facade of morality, while now it’s a facade of hedonism and self-absorption. That’s where the problem actually lies.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to gonzotx. | May 6, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    No doubt about it. If the military was entirely straight people (using only the missionary position; none of that kinky stuff) we’d win every war.

    Like we did on Korea and Vietnam and Afghanistan.

    And… byskiads??

    gonzotx in reply to gonzotx. | May 7, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Not gay, trans, difference. Just pointing out that a large percentage of our military are not straight and THEREFORE, looking at the leadership, who couldn’t win a war if they earnestly tried, probably actually support this Behavior, probably encoourage it.
    Drag Queen shows on bases, did t they just promote an all gay Seals unit?
    Not the woman though, as seen in the comment about their pictures, wayy too straight for them to support. Not the kind of “women” they are looking for.
    I didn’t say it started with the advent of a voluntary military but it has certainly increased massively the number of no. Straight soldiers.

      inspectorudy in reply to gonzotx. | May 8, 2023 at 11:08 am

      As usual, you provide no numbers to prove a “Large percentage” of our military is not straight. Just like you and your fellow MAGAs do with your DeSantis rants. I was in the USMC and of course, there were gays in it but they were not a large percentage nor were there many drag queens, if any that I knew of. At least make an attempt to get some facts before you smear the entire military.

Abort the baby… fetal-baby… “burden” and have her, too. Nice.

Back in 2017, when female service members were posting steamy pictures of themselves online, it was considered a scandal.

“It is a call to arms in the wake of recent reports of unprofessional and inappropriate social media behavior by some who have lost sight of that most fundamental purpose they themselves are duty-bound to serve,” Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley said. “Our ability to succeed as a warfighting organization is directly tied to our ability to fight as one team – a team that treats one another honorably.”

From CNN no less (, back when it was fashionable to point a finger at problems in the military. But that was then, and this is now…and also, those were just ordinary, biological women, not a special protected class of “women-who-used-to-be-men.”

It’s shocking to realize once again just how rapidly our culture has descended even further into the abyss.

    henrybowman in reply to KEYoder. | May 6, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    “Back in 2017, when female service members were posting steamy pictures of themselves online, it was considered a scandal.”
    I remember that.

This Bud’s for you Navy Recruiter.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | May 7, 2023 at 1:02 am

    I gotta say, that Instagram photo is probably the most disturbing image I’ve seen on LI since Pelosi rented her eyebrows out as Chinese weather balloon anchors.

(Early to mid 60s Army vet here) Commo Chief and AF Chief have it exactly right – keep personal things personal and private, Just STFU about them. Straight or gay, the rest of us don’t need to know if you like being on top, bottom, or elsewhere. Keep it to yourself. which is to say, out of the barracks (back then), classrooms, locker rooms, offices, churches, social organizations, wherever.

Those who have nothing to offer except being gay, transgender, or whatever else they are today, should stay out of – and be kept out of – classrooms, the military, etc. if they cannot keep those things to themselves. Too often any more we see them in these positions and institutions more to promote their personal choices than to do the job, the “mission” in military jargon. If they want to be in those places, behave appropriately, you’re not there to proselytize. If and when you do, you should be dismissed. Period.

This is not to say, go back to the closet; it is to say what has been done is that teaching, soldiering, medicine – yes even medicine – and more have been, not will be, have been, corrupted by deliberately and primarily promoting these behaviors.

Trapped in Davis | May 7, 2023 at 7:35 pm

“They say the Navy makes men. I’m living proof, they made me.” Ramon Vega aka Bunny Wigglesworth (Zorro the Gay Blade).