If nothing else, the U.S. military has provided the Obama administration with a vast social engineering laboratory to advance its “progressive” agenda, national security interests be damned.
And they’re taking full of advantage of the opportunity.
Despite strong evidence that mixed-gender combat units are less effective, the White House continued its pursuit of social justice in the military — which includes allowing transgender soldiers — when Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently ordered the Marine Corps to make boot camp coed, Military.com reported.
And to remove the term “man” from titles to make them “gender-integrated”– meaning an infantryman will soon be called something new.
According to Military.com:
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has given Marine Corps brass two weeks to submit a plan to train male and female recruits together at boot camp and fully integrate officer candidate school.
He’s also calling for the Marines to make all job titles gender-neutral as the service opens currently closed ground combat jobs to women.
Mabus gave the Corps until Jan. 15 to submit a plan for making boot camp and officer training coed.
“Colocation does not meet the requirement for gender integrated training,” he wrote in a Jan. 1 memo. “This plan will complete [the Department of the Navy’s] implementation plan and ensure full integration of female sailors and Marines within the DON in accordance with [Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s] guidance.”
Mabus also warned Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller that “a worthwhile goal” should not be hindered by potential problems, such as decreased combat readiness or effectiveness, indications of increased risk to Marines or that cohesion is degrading in newly opened units, Military.com reported.
“As the Marine Corps adds elements such as the leadership plan that includes the goals of female leadership teams, cohesive cohorts, and mentors, I expect you will ensure that a worthwhile goal does not unreasonably delay or prevent the execution of a policy imperative,” he wrote.
The Corps was the only branch of the service to resist making all combat roles available to women, “citing data from an internal experiment that showed that mixed-gender groups of Marines performed combat tasks more slowly and even shot less accurately than all-male groups,” Military.com reported.
The Navy secretary rejected the data, saying those who oversaw the research were biased by negative attitudes towards women.
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