(National Sentinel) Hold My Grenade: Under Barack Obama, military culture suffered bigtime. In addition to being stuck fighting two brushfire wars that sapped readiness and changed the nature of military training, serving military members were increasingly frustrated by politically correct politics and policies.
But there’s a new commander-in-chief in town, and he’s hired some old generals who know what the military is supposed to do: Kill enemies with rapid lethality and destroy their supporting infrastructure.
The U.S. Army, especially, is reshaping its military culture away from the PC BS and back toward becoming a more lethal combat force ready at a moment’s notice to take on any near-peer power on the planet.
As reported by Conservative Tribune:
Ever since James Mattis was appointed by President Donald Trump as defense secretary, he has made no secret of his commitment to maintain and improve the effectiveness and caliber of the United States military.
“I’m not subtle,” Mattis told GOP lawmakers earlier this year. “I need to make the military more lethal.”
According to a report from The Washington Times, the United States Army just took a huge step to ensure that its soldiers will continue to be the most effective and powerful force on Earth.
In what is a major shift from the Obama administration era, fighting and battlefield skills will now take priority over social justice issues like transitioning transgender troops.
In service-wide memorandums obtained by The Washington Times, military leaders are making optional what used to be mandatory training on transgender transition, drug abuse, and other issues.
The memorandums were approved by both Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.
“The move, Army leaders argue, is designed to relieve stress on the overburdened troop training regimen and refocus on soldiers’ ability to fight in combat,” the Times reported.
Col. John O’Grady, with the Chief of the Army’s collective training division, said that the former training requirements “served as barriers to maximizing time … to build readiness and lethality” within combat units.
“The Army’s regulations and policies that deal with training were pretty settled, and there were not a lot of detractors to it. … It was all the other [training] requirements that we levied on ourselves, or we had levied from other places” that led to the burdensome approach to combat readiness, O’Grady explained.
“Soldiers graduating from the nine-week basic training course will now spend an additional two months in advanced individual training before heading to their first duty stations,” the Times reported.
“The military is expected to prepare its members in warfare: to kill, destroy, and break our enemies. The most important factors in preparing a strong military are not hormone therapy, surgical sex changes, or politically correct education,” wrote speaker and author Walt Heyer for The Daily Signal.
“We need psychologically fit, emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies.”
In addition to America, POTUS Trump is dedicated to Making the Army Great Again as well.
And considering how dangerous the world is with revisionist powers Russia and China on the rise, these changes to Army training can’t come soon enough.
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