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Is The Military Still Interested in Defending America?

Is The Military Still Interested in Defending America?

The Army’s promotion of Major “Rachel” Jones highlights all the ways the current U.S. military is defaulting on its mission to prioritize defending America from the existential threats we face

In late June, the U.S. Army, through the Army Sustainment Command’s Public Affairs office, published a story about one Major “Rachel” Jones, pictured above, who is the Army Sustainment Command Cyber Division chief, G6 (Information Management). Jones is transgender, and the story has generated massive online criticism from almost everyone in the online world, including Jordan Peterson, and others.

The ASC Public Affairs story, entitled “Living authentically saves Soldier’s life,” explains that Jones:

struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for most of her life. Today, she is living her truth and is no longer battling depression or suicidal thoughts…

Before coming out privately to her therapist, Jones lived every day deeply depressed and suicidal…

“The pressure of hiding all of the time was so bad I grew up depressed and suicidal to the point that I always had a plan to end my life…Even when deployed, the greatest threat to my own safety was myself,” [Jones] said.

The story also posted a photo of Jones on the job:

In classic military Orwell-speak, the “Army Sustainment Command (ASC) provides globally responsive strategic logistics capabilities and materiel readiness to enable Combatant Commanders to conduct the full range of military operations. ASC is the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC) single face to the field and synchronizes and executes logistics. ASC is the Army materiel enterprise’s decisive edge generating sustainment readiness from the strategic support area to the tactical point of need.”

I think this means ASC is in charge of making sure that Army troops on the front lines have the bullets and other munitions they need to successfully fight a war. And one of their key Division Chiefs, in charge of the computers and software used to make that happen, is Rachel Jones. So what’s the problem?

Where to begin.

First, how did Jones, or anyone for that matter, ever meet the mental health standards to be admitted into the armed forces in the first place when he “struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for most of h[is] life,” “lived every day deeply depressed and suicidal,” and “grew up depressed and suicidal to the point that [he] always had a plan to end [his] life.” The military, obviously, can be a very stressful environment, not the least of which is that you face death from time to time, either in the combat environment, or from mother nature herself. Stable, well-adjusted individuals who can cope with that kind of stress are who are needed, not people who are chronically depressed and suicidal. In fact, such individuals are not only a danger to themselves and others in a wartime environment, but consume massive amounts of military medical resources that are required elsewhere for maximum combat effectiveness. It is stating the obvious to say that such individuals should not be serving in the military.

Second, how did Jones pass the pre-deployment medical screening required to ensure that those who deploy overseas, potentially into hostile war zones, are not suicidal and a threat to themselves, others, and the mission?

Third, how does Jones pass the Army Physical Fitness Test or meet the Army’s Height and Weight Standards. Officers who are out of standards have a corrosive effect on combat effectiveness that can affect an entire command and should not be tolerated.

Fourth, why does the Army’s own photo profiling Jones should Jones holding two pride flags, and not American flags, which are nowhere to be seen in the story.

Fifth, I would like to state for the record that when I was Commanding Officer of USS Toledo (SSN-769), an attack submarine, I did not have a purple whale plush toy on my desk. Just saying.

In all seriousness, this is the latest example, in a continuing string of disturbing developments, of the U.S. military prioritizing the individual over accomplishing the mission, as we have reported:

In my opinion, the U.S. military has completely lost its focus on prioritizing combat effectiveness. Profiling military personnel with significant self-reported mental health issues, including suicide, does little to convince me otherwise.

Unsurprisingly, others have noticed too and reacted to the Jones story:

Stay tuned.


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The Gentle Grizzly | July 7, 2023 at 3:06 pm

Toss out all the transsexuals, the ones who are homosexual first and military way down the list, and virtually all of the officer corpse. <— intentional spelling.

Then, re-stock the officer corps with real leaders. And, I do not define leadership by the shiniest shoes or the brightest belt buckle.

That’s why we need Ukraine in NATO.

Major Jones says she is in good physical condition. She is able to hold her own when compared to other women on the Women’s Physical Fitness Test.

Claiming you’re a transexual women is an alternate form of Affirmative Action

The civilians running the military sure aren’t interested in defending America.

No it is not interested in defending America

Miley was pretty specific about that

It is not in any kind of shape for any job.

We are so screwed

“She” needs a blanket party. All of them need a blank party, from POTUS all the way down the chain of command. These people have lost their fu*king minds and will get us all killed.

Two Pride flags and zippo The American Flag….. figures. “It” should be civilian and not military… with limited security access. At least we know “It” will no be a “Soldier of Allah”.

In Russia, high school competition pits teams against each other in timed field stripping and reassembly of AKs.

    henrybowman in reply to alaskabob. | July 8, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Actually, I count five pride flags in that photo, plus a pride hula skirt that might be large enough to fit him.

2smartforlibs | July 7, 2023 at 3:46 pm

Militray has oine job: Kill Peolel and break things. End of story.

Honestly, I think the real guys in the foxholes have a lot more to worry about from “Rachel” than the enemy does…

Recent photos of Chinese children field stripping firearms infer there’s something new afoot in communist China.

After Mao defeated Chiang Kai-shek he at once started getting children comfortable with the handling of firearms and staves etc. There are tons of 1960’s photographs of children in grade school classes acting out classic dramas while wielding bolt-action rifles – most of which are just wooden facsimiles.

You probably won’t find the images using Western search servers. Same with WWI photos of Reds and Whites in South Russian and Transcaucasia.
Yandex bots crawl Russian servers.

Yandex image search results:

Well into Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of American Military
So far even as far as I am in it

The vile Dumb-o-crats have corrupted and politicized every single American institution. The Dumbs are all fifth columnists — whether they consciously act to achieve those ends or not, is irrelevant. What matters is the end result, to wit, the perennial corruption of American values, the eroding of personal freedoms and the weakening of American moral authority and military readiness.

Set him to peeling potatoes on KP before his discharge, along with Milley the Whale!

Not only is this a disgrace, but you can bet your life savings that ANY current member of the military that is anything other than full-throatedly supportive of this insanity will be dishonorably discharged.

This lunacy is DESTROYING the military.

Yes Jones is disgustingly fat, but he is also Teflon now that he has selected the “Trans” career track. He’s one of the new ‘untouchables’.

Army exempts trans service members from physical fitness standards

US service members who identify as transgender can seek an indefinite fitness standards exemption. That’s how this guy managed to avoid PT.

He/She/It is not presenting a ‘military appearance’ as required in AR 670-1. Pear shaped doesn’t cut it. He/She/It’s hair appears to extend below the collar of the ACU which is likewise a violation of AR 670-1. I noticed that hand/fingernails were carefully out of sight in the photos which leads me to suspect an unauthorized nail polish color and/or deviation from authorized nail style. This Major’s CO appears to have given up on attempts to enforce common standards in the regs. Maybe after persistent attempts shot down his own boss, I’d like to think so.

Y’all will be delighted to know that ‘trans’ Soldiers are exempt from normal height/weight standards applicable to other Soldiers. However they are not exempt from grooming and appearance standards as outlined in AR 670-1. At least that’s the last word I had on it. Frankly, I am done worrying about it or the inevitable consequences. The folks making these decisions don’t give a rats ass what I or other retirees and veterans think so I am happy to return the favor.

    gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | July 7, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Don’t use pronouns

    Don’t give them our language

      CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | July 7, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      I ain’t surrendering the language, instead I am assigning the trans pronoun of ‘He/She/It’ to those weirdos. If they get to reject the traditional male or female pronoun usage of their sex at birth then so do the rest of us. Anyone playing pretend gets the he/she/it pronoun by default and really they shouldn’t complain b/c it is inclusive.

      If the trans people don’t like it that’s tough cookies. I don’t have have time to worry about learning new pronoun usage for the ’87’ genders they claim exist. Nor worry about their feelings about it, they certainly didn’t consider my feelings about pronouns. Since I live in a sane State I don’t have to worry about language police from either left or right coming at me. Not that I really give a crap either way b/c free speech still exists and unless someone is big enough and bad enough to make me alter my linguistic choices they can pound sand.

Hard to face this, but our government is not longer the “American” Constitution government. It’s over and it’s NEVER coming back.

Our only way out of the coming horror is secession.

Kunstler: “How Can One Bumbling Political Idiot Wreak So Much Havoc?”
What we’re witnessing is an order of magnitude greater than Greek tragedy: the implacable drive to destroy not just the father, who happens (by the sheerest electoral subterfuge) to be president, but to take down the nation with him. And it’s working.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to | July 7, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    How? It’s not one bumbling idiot. It’s an apparatus full of opportunist, keeping the grift going. The front’s job is to front the con, with the same payoff with a piece of the action as the other pieces of the caper.

    Some of them have a moral goal, but really, it’s just opportunism by folks who believe the collapse will never land on them.

According to a Sun Tzu’s rule, “ To know your enemy, you must become your enemy.” In the playground this tactic might be called catching cooties.

IMO this Trannie crap is either mental illness or a scam to get into women’s areas. As a American Thinker article points out actual Trannies are hardly a fraction of a fraction of a fraction in the world population.

If by some miracle Trump or DeSantis wins in 2024, a purge of all this nonsense from the top down is a necessity.

I think Jordan Peterson’s assessment is correct. This guy is pathologically self-consumed with his sex identity. The military is indulging him and, no doubt, others in order to conform with left’s current trend in anti-traditional gender roles.

Donald Trump made this all possible by his promotion of Gen. Mark Milley.

BierceAmbrose | July 7, 2023 at 7:11 pm

In the military, that person’s hornorific is “Major”, I think.

Just the other day I was perusing the outside-facing statements of my alma mater — profiling what they’re about these days, calibrating what working with them might be about. Much like the pic above, this self-described Research U’s priorities put research fourth.

I think the flags in the pic show that org and individual’s priorities. People only put survival after other stuff when they think they’ll survive anyway.

Not clear on the concept.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | July 7, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Related-ish pesonal event…

    This week I again ran into the person I “mis-gendered” some weeks ago, then clarified, declining to apologize because I couldn’t tell at a glance. This time, “goes by “she”” had a lot of 5-o’clock shadow.

    i could not care less what gender role someone wants to play. I’m bugged at the misdirection, particularly at the friction introduced. Can we pay attention to killing people and breaking things, or with my local 6′ cashier, scanning my stuff and giving me change?

    Can we have a banal conversation about the weather, without me having to deal with the details of your life? If I wanna engage with your sexuality, there’s a quite up-front club where anything goes, not a block from the grocery that doesn’t sell baby spinach.

    Meanwhile, how about we identify with our competences, more than our plumbing or hungers?

inspectorudy | July 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

“He-she”! How about sick Fu*k?

My preferred pronouns for these folks is not “he/she/it” but “she/he/it”. Say it fast and see what it sounds like.

Where is Major Hasan when you need him?

Btw: why are all the crazies in the army majors?

Is everybody drunk tonight???? I see more garbage here tonight than in a usual week.

It seems like they all have the same smug self satisfied look on their faces. “The admiral “, “the swimmer” and this guy all seem to have the same expression on their mugs. Almost like a “yeah, what are you gonna do” look about them.

RepublicanRJL | July 8, 2023 at 6:26 am

Elections matter. This would not be happening under Trump. Or any other president, well, maybe Obama. Even Bill Clinton wouldn’t push this sickness and call it normal.

    MarkS in reply to RepublicanRJL. | July 8, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Elections no longer matter as 2020 showed us that elections can be stolen and there is no court with the cajones to do anything about it

Interested or not, today’s “military” lacks the ability

The Livewire | July 8, 2023 at 8:37 am

Dr. Pournelle was right, 40 some years ago.
“I do not expect this state of affairs to last–in fact, I am certain that it cannot. A nation which despises its soldiers will all too soon have a despicable army.”

God help us if this is our Military. Where’s George Patton. We need to slap some people in the Pentagon!

The True Nolan | July 9, 2023 at 7:40 pm

It is sad that the US Military is no longer worthy of respect. It is even more sad that the US Military has taken so many trillions of dollars out of American’s pockets. But worst of all? MUCH worse than the rest? It is sad that the US Military is now composed of cowards who refused to do the one job they have, the job of protecting and defending the US Constitution. That job, protecting the US Constitution is WHY they were formerly respected. It is WHY all those dollars were siphoned from men and women who could have used that money honorably. Our military showed that they deserved neither respect nor money.

The 2020 election was CLEARLY rigged. Our elected candidates were kicked to the curb. Anyone (and especially an organization with multiple and profound capabilities in research and intelligence) can see the legitimate US President and many other elected representatives of We The People were deprived of office. The Courts did nothing. The various Legislatures did nothing. And the US Military? The final wall to protect us? The men and women who have the firepower to FORCE the traitors to surrender? The people who could (if they chose) surround Washington DC and perp-walk the criminals to Guantanamo? They sat on their f***ing butts with their thumbs up their exhaust pipes. They probably enjoyed the sensation.

I’ll tell you what they thought: “But what about my paycheck?! What about my retirement? You don’t think we can risk THAT, do you?!” They should have all thought, “What about my country? What about my job? And my family? WHAT ABOUT MY HONOR?!” Nope. Can’t do anything that might derail that gravy train…

Cowards. Liars. Traitors. In comparison, the homosexuals and fetish addicts in the ranks are almost pleasant. “Tip of the spear!”? Give me a moment to vomit.