I don’t see why all these people are saying wokeness has infected the military.
“U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – In the wake of policy changes this year from the president and Defense Department, the Air Force Academy created a Transgender Working Group to raise awareness and understanding of transgender Airmen, Guardians and cadets at the school.
Doctor Joseph Looney, the Academy’s chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, said the number of requests from across the base to support the Transgender Working Group has been “overwhelming.” Looney holds a doctorate of counseling psychology from Arizona State University
“Along with organizational representation, the team has a cadet representative from the Spectrum club, and the invaluable participation of a transgender Airman,” he said. “We’re committed to supporting transgender Airmen and cadets.” …
Our Transgender Working Group hopes to achieve a smooth roll out of the policy, where transgender Airmen and cadets are provided support, treated with dignity and respect, and can fully contribute to enhancing our mission,” he said.??
Under the new policy, and with the care of a medical provider, Airmen and cadets have an official process to transition their gender while serving if certain requirements are met.??
“We need to create inclusive command climates, where all Airmen and Guardians can bring their whole selves to work, feel valued and fully contribute to the mission,” Looney said. “Ultimately, I hope the working group provides a smooth policy transition and that we work ourselves out of a job when this policy is simply adapted into our?existing ?culture of dignity and respect.” …”
“(CNN) – Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage.
McDonough announced the move, plans of which were first reported by CNN, at a Pride event at the Orlando Vet Center in Florida on Saturday.”
\We are taking the first necessary steps to expand VA’s care to include gender confirmation surgery — thereby allowing transgender vets to go through the full gender confirmation process with VA at their side,” McDonough said at the event. …”
The Pentagon is going to have to beef up its recruitment of “trans girls” given that its “domestic extremism” policy is toxic to its traditional recruiting pool among White working class men from from the South. Why would anyone want to join or fight for an organization that dishonors your ancestors and berates you and denigrates you on the basis of your race, sex and ethnicity?
Note: We’re squandering $740 billion a year on the military. Maybe we should stop writing that annual check to the Pentagon?