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Space Force Three-Star General Sacrifices National Security on Transgender Altar

Space Force Three-Star General Sacrifices National Security on Transgender Altar

Space Force Operations Chief Lieutenant General DeAnna Burt intentionally selects “less-qualified” Squadron Commanders rather than make an LGBTQ service member move to a red state

As we have reported over the past two years, the military is now awash in DEI/CRT/transgender language and policy implementation:

And late last month, we reported that Joe Biden’s nominee to replace Army General Mark A. Miley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is even more “woke” than Milley: Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley’s Replacement Even More Woke, If That is Possible:

Under [Air Force General Charles Q.] Brown, the Air Force has become the most woke of the major service branches.

Brown disgraced himself and his uniform during the Black Lives Matter race riots by releasing a video in which he “seemed to barely contain his rage” while ranting “that the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ‘that I’ve sworn my adult life to support and defend’ have not always delivered ‘liberty and equality’ to all.”

Here is the video General Brown released, if you’d like to watch it again:

General Brown also published, as we noted, a blatantly racist, unconstitutional quota-based personnel promotion document, which would lower limit the number of white officers in the Air Force to 67% and cut white men down to 43%. You can review that personnel document here, if you have the stomach.

Most importantly, none of Brown’s rhetoric nor any of his unconstitutional racial balancing did anything to increase the performance of the Air Force, as he presided during his tenure as Air Force Chief of Staff over tanking recruiting numbers, Military Recruitment Crisis Underway as Biden Admin Continues Emphasis on Wokeness, Vaccine Mandates, and plummeting military readiness:

Gen. Brown and his radical allies who are destroying the Air Force and endangering national security claim that their racist and illegal policy is necessary because “diversity and inclusion” are the “key to the success of any organization”…

But if that’s the case then why have Air Force readiness rates continued to drop even as the service became more diverse? Brown’s focus on “diversity and inclusion” has been a disaster.

The Air Force has not hit its aircraft readiness rates and the mission critical rates for fighter jets are catastrophic. The F-35A rate fell from 76% to 68% from 2020: the year that the Air Force went woke, endorsed Black Lives Matter and forced racial struggle sessions on its officers.

That was also the year that the White House nominated Brown as Chief of Staff.

In 2022, the rates fell to an outrageous 54%. That’s barely 1 in 2 available planes. In a major war, rates like these mean we would lose and hundreds of thousands of our people could die.

A recent wargame predicted that we could lose 900 planes in a clash with China over Taiwan. . . . Readiness rates like those on Brown’s watch and the loss of the talented pilots he wants to see gone because of the color of their skin and their sex would be the margin between victory and catastrophic defeat.

Brown had decided that white male officers should be a minority in the Air Force. Is there any doubt that he would want to see a similar purge of white men across the whole military? With recruitment already an uphill battle, the military cannot afford a woke push to drive away the fighting men who have traditionally given their lives and fought for their country.

Nor can it risk putting woke racism ahead of competence and merit.

Now we find out that General Brown’s colleagues are already placing competence and merit below concerns about transgender issues, as Politico recently reported:

Senior Defense Department leaders used an event celebrating Pride Month at the Pentagon on Wednesday to sound the alarm about the rising number of state laws they say target the LGBTQ community, warning the trend is hurting the armed forces…

Space Force Chief Operating Officer Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt, specifically referenced “more than 400 anti-LGBTQ-plus laws that have been introduced at the state level” since January.

“That number is rising and demonstrates a trend that could be dangerous for service members, their families and the readiness of the force as a whole,” Burt said during the event. “Transformational cultural change requires leadership from the top, and we do not have time to wait.”…

Burt said that when she looks at potential candidates for jobs in the Space Force, she must now factor in whether the position will put their family in harm’s way.

“If a good match for a job does not feel safe being themselves and performing at their highest potential at a given location, or if their family could be denied critical health care due to the laws in that state, I am compelled to consider a different candidate and perhaps less-qualified,” she said.

Burt specifically referenced that she places “Squadron Commanders” in positions of authority, and that if they are “LBGTQ+” or have “LGBTQ+” family members, she will put a less-qualified (her words) military member in Command rather than make an LGBTQ+-affiliated service member move to a red state. See for yourself:

So there it is: at last we see that national security is intentionally, with malice-aforethought, being sacrificed on the LGBTQ altar, which apparently is required due to those evil red-staters, undoubtedly Republicans. I mean, after all, Republicans want to protect kids from puberty blockers, hormone treatment, and genital mutilation. The horror.

Burt has, no doubt, a very promising career ahead of her, either up the military food chain, or maybe even somewhere in the Biden Administration. We’ll keep you posted.


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Any idiot can get a fighter off the ground and fly it, thanks to fly-by-wire and stability augmentation.
Landing successfully is a different story.

Cultural Marxists are destroying the country.

If they’re LGBTQ they’re almost always mentally unstable (if trans it’s always) so they’re obviously not qualified for any position of authority.

    henrybowman in reply to Chewbacca. | June 17, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    And really — if you compare the number of cases where a “diversity minority” is hired to a command position over a more qualified “white nationalist” to fill somebody’s quota, the much rarer inverse case is hardly worth remarking on.

An actual American C&C would fire her. Alas we have Joe Biden instead. Democrat party social ideology has captured the top ranks of the military.

    CommoChief in reply to Whitewall. | June 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Ah no, not really. Recall the Trump didn’t fire Milley or Brown. Instead he selected Gen Milley to become Chair of Joint Chiefs in 2019 and selected Gen Brown for promotion to a 4th star as.Commander of Pacific Air Force in 2018 then bumped him to Air force Chief of staff in 2020.Likewise Trump nominated Burt for promotion to MG and then she was made vice CDR of Space Force under Trump.

    The ideological drift began several decades ago. Once a few SR officers are in place it is tough to overcome. Promotion to flag rank O7 (BG or RADM) is extremely difficult. The process is far more about one’s mentors and the SR officers who will advocate for you than the record.

    The thing is no one gets to be an O6 Col or Capt by being a dumbass or completely worthless so it is really about which faction with the service you belong to. These ain’t political factions so much as proponents of different doctrines or weapons platforms. Especially so when the current crop of Generals and Admirals basically select the next group of 1 stars. It’s almost a but not quite a selfie selecting process b/c the current group is gonna choose people who have done similar things as they did and align with their own take on doctrine and platforms.

      Let me mention some other names that Trump put in office – Sessions, Rosenstein, Barr, Wray. IMO absent those he would still be President. His track record in 4 years was of not draining the swamp.

        guyjones in reply to jb4. | June 17, 2023 at 10:03 pm

        President Trump tried, though; I give him credit for that. The institutional rot in the D.C. Swamp is decades-old and the corruption is so extensive that a single, four-year-term was never going to be sufficient to complete the job. Especially given the non-stop, lawless sabotage and subversion antics that Trump had to contend with, throughout the entirety of his tenure.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | June 17, 2023 at 6:41 pm

      Milley and Brown are flawless or Trump would never have put them in such positions.

      Or, take Fauci, or Barr. Please.

    Whitewall in reply to Whitewall. | June 17, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    I see what you mean. Gens and admirals get to chose the next in line and in their image similar to the Israeli Judiciary choosing their replacements.

      CommoChief in reply to Whitewall. | June 17, 2023 at 5:32 pm

      Kinda. Who can blame them? After all if a current General Officer has a Ranger Tab, served as a Jr officer in 75th Rangers and the 82nd. Then a BN and BDE command in the 101st, with time out for a PHD from Stanford and he sees a potential candidate with the same service record he’s basically endorsing his own career when he votes yes on the candidate. Especially so if he was the candidate’s mentor or BN CDR when the candidate was an LT / CPT and helped shape his career and align himself with whatever doctrine or weapons platform orthodoxy the current General espouses.

        Whitewall in reply to CommoChief. | June 17, 2023 at 8:58 pm

        Makes perfect sense. I was told years ago that when an officer reached the rank of General, he would be every bit as good a politician as general and maybe even better pol than most elected pols.

        I don’t know why I answered myself above.

Looks like success in the USAF is based primarily on one’s political viewpoint.

Does this mean there are people less qualified than her? Scary.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 17, 2023 at 11:33 am

Hmmmm. Help me understand.

If discrimination is a thing in the Armed Services, how did these people get so many stars?

If discrimination exists in the Armed Services, it’s because 12% of the population are filling 57% of the positions.

I used to believe that to be in the Air Force, one had to be intelligent. That clearly is no longer the case.

As “Q” states, it’s the political viewpoint and color that are the dominant factors.

This is the US Air Force for which I volunteered?
This is the country to which I gave a blank check?

This twit shows that Milley and Austin are merely the tip of the iceberg, as far as the vile Dumb-o-crats utterly corrosive ideological, moral and cultural rot spread throughout the U.S. military hierarchy.

The ranks are obviously brimming with Dumb-o-crat fanatics, such as Burt. for whom fealty to the Dumbs’ orthodoxies and agenda supplants their fealty towards national security and promoting a non-partisan, unified and effective fighting force.

By the way, take a gander at now-Joint Chiefs Chairman, Brown’s, racist quota memo for the USAF, dated 8-9-22, kindly provided by Mr. Nault, in his excellent post.

Note that the memo refers to our nation’s “competitors” — not “enemies,” or, “threats,” or “adversaries.” Just unbelievable how the language invoked so perfectly encapsulates and demonstrates the utterly feckless and emasculated state of the U.S. Armed Forces, under the vile Dumb-o-crats’ corrosive influence and ideology.

    alaskabob in reply to guyjones. | June 17, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    The argument that the Vietnam War was fought as racist since more blacks then whites were in theatre … was….. wrong. Proportionally, less blacks fought in the war. In the next war I guess we must make sure more whites than blacks are killed proportionally. The Chinese will have no problem blasting through any diversity barrier. They will make such there is plenty of inclusion and equity in the casualty numbers.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to alaskabob. | June 17, 2023 at 1:44 pm

      I have on many forums tried to get the point across about what per capita means, is is amazing that that math is viewed as too hard and racist

      guyjones in reply to alaskabob. | June 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      Good points. I must add that the “competitors” reference in Brown’s utterly insane memo blows my mind. I expect to see references to “competitors” in a corporate press release or earnings announcement, not in an internal missive penned by a general in the U.S. Armed Forces. The use of that word as a euphemism for the U.S.’s enemies (or, hell, “adversaries,” if one is inclined to be more delicate) reveals a profoundly dangerous, myopic and misguided ethos operating in the upper echelons of U.S. military leadership.

The first order of business for the next GOP President must be purging the U.S. Armed Forces brass of every single “woke,” racist, zealously partisan Dumb-o-crat. Replace them with officers who understand that their foremost duty is not serving the Dumb-o-crat Party’s agenda.

We need someone who remembers that the mission of the military is not to be nice to minorities and advance social agendas but to break things and kill people. No one should care if a marine is black, brown, white, man, woman or whatever as long as the rest of the world thinks of them as the most efficient killing machine on the face of the earth.

    alaskabob in reply to ttucker99. | June 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    That mission statement is so .. non-woke. How can the military show its empathy and social caring when the enemy is dead? 9/11 is past history. Pearl Harbor is past history. The original Cold War is history. The comparison of the recruitment videos between the woke US her/she/xer/xhe with with grinding toughness demanded of Russian recruit is all that it takes to show who will win. Presently Russia is slogging through the mess in Ukraine knowing the West will eventually grow tired/broke or push too far and get shattered. Russia knows what hardship on the home front is like. China has the shear numbers to outlast/outlive the effeminate USA military.

inspectorudy | June 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm

The first order of responsibility for any officer is to do their best at any task they take on. This moron has admitted that she deliberately assigned less qualified people to certain jobs because of her biased belief that a person with a mental disorder would not be safe in certain areas of our country. Has she ever considered combat? How would she send her people into combat with this as her primary objective? Winning at all costs is the preferred method of combat but to her putting the LBGTQXYZ crowd into harm’s way might override victory. This general should be fired immediately! But after Afghanistan and Milley’s traitorous acts against Trump, I don’t expect any action.

    txvet2 in reply to inspectorudy. | June 17, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I think it’s more telling that she thinks that mentally ill people are “more qualified”. She may accidentally be doing a service by assigning sane people that she considers “less qualified”.

Two points:

1) Since the military’s goals are the best thing since sliced bread, it should have been sent to all employees and not merely to HQ!

2) The memo ends with:

“We appreciate your continued efforts to attract and train the best and brightest talent our Nation has to offer.”

However, the best and brightest will want to get out of Dodge ASAP!

Subotai Bahadur | June 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm

With the exception of the Marines [and as someone whose childhood goal was to be a Navy officer that hurts to say], the United States military apparently can not, will not, and does not want to defend the country and the Oath. Yesterday I saw that Space Force general’s statement, and that confirmed that we can expect nothing from them . . . ever.

Subotai Bahadur

E Howard Hunt | June 17, 2023 at 5:58 pm

DeAnna hasn’t missed many meals.

Emotional decisions vs objective factual based reasons; she speaks like a true liberal mom.
Some warned of the danger of females in critical leadership roles. While I’m not suggesting a ban; women, that want to be considered for such roles, need to demonstrate they can contain their emotions in preference to facts. At this very time, a battle is raging in the SBC over this very thing- Should women be ordained as pastors/deacons at SBC chuches. While many humans consider this a no brainer, God clearly had a differing opinion. The same reasoning is why historically, women in leaderahip roles from government to business has been almost non-existent unless in the absence of a powerful male leader- Margaret Thatcher comes to mind Sorry, not sorry. We have roles in this world, for women to enter into traditional male roles is actually a step backward for them, and us. Liberal media actually bears this out, you never find a strong woman in a powerdul role that isn’t surrounded by large, physically powerful men who, in reality, could end her lead and life in seconds. Going back to Margaret Thatcher, did she raise an all female army to lead? Did parliament suddenly become 90% representation? No, she was an amazing, necessary leader for the time, but she was still surrounded and protected by physically strong men who submitted to legal authority.
The transgender craze is, factually biological men attempting to usurp women via physical strength. Unhinged/unprincipled men attempting to eliminate women. This is an oportunity for real women to create their own leadership, fight for their survival, all the while “feminist” organizations have sided with the transgenders. So, the question I’ve been getting to is: Will natural women prove they can organize, lead, and conquer in a political fight or, are men gonna have to step in and handle this?

Any I the only person who thinks that the next step, after purging whites from the military, is to use that majority non-white military against the still-majority population of the US?

The Gentle Grizzly | June 17, 2023 at 9:05 pm

I just have this gut feeling that the Space Force will turn out badly.