Do You Agree That Democrat 'Woke' Policies Are The Reason For Low Military Recruitment Efforts?

By Seth Cutler | Wednesday, 29 June 2022 12:00
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As the US military is confronting what some have called the "most challenging recruiting year ever," as every branch struggles to bring in new members, many are asking if the woke policies which brought transgenders, LGBTQ+, and the physically challenged to the front of the line has anything to do with it.

In fact, while the military struggles to bring on capable candidates, they have fired thousands of dedicated patriots who have served with dignity over vaccine policies. Meanwhile, officials have accused the lack of ability and desire among American youth of the lack of applicants - something that is not surprising since kids are learning to hate America in schools under liberal education policies that remove parents from the process of establishing curriculum.

Add in the rhetoric from social media icons in Congress like AOC, and antisemitic, ant American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar who demean the American way of life daily, and you have a reason why, according to NBC, the US military is far from reaching its recruitment goals for 2022.

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With the fiscal year ending on September 30, the US Army has fulfilled just 40 percent of its recruiting mission. The US Air Force is further confronting an uphill battle to achieve its goal.

The US Navy, on the other hand, is expected to recruit enough members.

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A survey sent out by the Pentagon revealed that just 23 percent of Americans 17-24 are "qualified to serve without a waiver," and of those just 9 percent "had any inclination to do so."

The poll further discovered that over half of those surveyed believed they would suffer emotional or psychological damage if they chose to serve.

Speaking with NewsNation's Morning in America, former US Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Richard Newton offered an explanation.

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"The pool of those who we need to recruit, and retain frankly, is shrinking," he stated, stressing that obesity, criminality, and drug problems have grown in recent years.

"It's not just the military recruiting aspect," Newton added, "it's cultural, it's societal." He stressed that many officials have deemed 2022 to be the "most challenging recruiting year ever."

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He dismissed the notion that America would return to a draft system, which it had prior to 1973, yet proposed that the reduction in recruitment should work as a "wake-up call" for the military and politicians alike.

The US military has taken measures to attract a wider swath of young Americans. As Military.com reports, the army is doing away with their high school diploma requirement and relaxing other physical standards.

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They have also explored using social media platforms like TikTok to influence young people, although whether that comes to fruition remains to be seen.

Space Force will probably make its goal, according to U.S. military officials, yet as the newest branch of the military, it only looks to recruit roughly 500 Guardians this fiscal year.

The U.S. Air Force, on the other hand, has to recruit approximately 100 times as many airmen, roughly 50,000, yet is currently over 4,000 below where it should be at this point in the fiscal year. While the Air National Guard and Reserve are unlikely to meet their objectives, the active-duty are taking it week to week, according to a senior U.S. military official. “We are hopeful that the active-duty will meet their goal. Hopeful, but not certain,” the official stated.

The last time the Air Force missed its goal was fiscal 1999, and the last time before that was 1979.

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