Various branches of the U.S. military, long steeped in tradition, are now making changes…to accommodate wokeness.
For example, the U.S. Marine Corps is altering its uniform regulations. The erstwhile “Leathernecks” are introducing new maternity clothes for pregnant Marines. Other changes include an allowance of increased hair length, the edging up of one's hairline, and additional manicure options for female Marines. I guess this shouldn’t be too surprising since even the Navy SEALS have gone woke.
1st Lt. Phillip Parker, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Training and Education Command, recently told the Marine Corps Times the changes are intended to help "positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Inclusion? In the Marines? Is this a good idea? Would femininity have aided the Devil Dogs on Bataan or Corregidor in WWII? Should people of all genders, ages and physical fitness levels be welcomed into the Corp? Should diversity, equity and inclusion trump combat readiness and effectiveness and the ability to protect and aide your fellow marine —and, if necessary—carry him off the battlefield…dead or alive?
Not to be outdone, the U.S. Army has made significant changes to its fitness program. The six-event Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) will no longer be meant to prepare soldiers for combat, but instead will simply serve as a general fitness assessment. It will also have different scoring standards for men and women across different age groups. Most of the standards will be lowered, of course, after a congressionally mandated report from Rand Corp found that nearly half of the service’s women could not pass earlier standards for the test.
I’m not certain that lowering standards to make it easier for “menstruators” and “birthing people” to serve is a good idea. But it is abundantly clear that the Biden administration is rapidly purging the military of “toxic masculinity,” and is hell-bent on ridding it of competence, as well.
Startling changes such as these make one wonder what is next, and just how far down the woke road the U.S. military will travel before the wheels and tracks fall off.