Obama’s final “transformation”

Obama’s final transformation (read DESTRUCTION) of the US military is now on the table:

The Pentagon’s controversial plan to hire military leaders off the street

Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to open the door for more “lateral entry” into the military’s upper ranks, clearing the way for lifelong civilians with vital skills and strong résumés to enter the officer corps as high as the O-6 paygrade.

The idea is controversial, to say the very least. For many in the rank-and-file military, it seems absurd, a bewildering cultural change that threatens to upend many assumptions about military life and traditional career paths. But while it’s not universally embraced, there is interest in Congress and among some of the military’s uniformed leaders — even, they say, in exploring how the services could apply this concept to the enlisted force.

This is a key piece of Carter’s “Force of the Future” personnel reform. Unveiled June 9, it aims to help the military bring in more top talent, especially for high-tech career fields focused on cyber warfare and space. Advocates say it will help the military fill important manpower shortfalls with highly skilled professionals and, more broadly, create greater “permeability” between the active-duty military and the civilian sector.

At the same time, it suggests eroding the military’s tradition of growing its own leaders and cultivating a force with a distinct culture and tight social fabric, which many believe to be the heart of military effectiveness. Critics worry it will create a new subcaste of military service members who are fundamentally disconnected from the traditional career force.” (bold is my emphasis)

If this happens, the US Armed Forces is finished as the finest fighting force in the world.


Filed under Culture Wars, General Interest, Military

3 responses to “Obama’s final “transformation”

  1. Kinnison

    It is liberal progressive elitist bullshit, and will even further degrade the morale and combat effectiveness of our fighting forces. Need I quote the pertinent parts of Shakespeare’s Henry V “Band of Brothers” speech? We will have, effectively, leadership elites drafted in from civilian life to the O-6 and up staff level to lead the poor, benighted hoplites in the lower ranks down in the mud and sand where lives are risked and bullets fly. Yeah, that’ll work…

    • Concur completely. It’s intended to destroy the military culture. I wondered when Carter replaced military-trained spokesmen with civilians, then the LGBT and feminization pushed as top tier military issues concurrently with the dramatic downsizing. Now this insanity, as they are pushing out our future top military leaders by the tens of thousands, they want to bring in civilians to run the military. One can only wonder what kind of social justice warriors the Left would shove to the top.

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