Thursday, June 05, 2014

Another military bright light extinguished by the PC nazis.

So despite being one of the Navy's best and brightest and having a wall full of commendations, his record of excellence that spanned his entire career wasn't enough to keep his career from being destroyed, apparently just because one precious little snowflake felt offended...

Former Blue Angels commander disciplined for ignoring lewd and crude conduct

The former commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels has been disciplined for condoning behavior among his pilots and officers that included sexual harassment and lewd remarks.

According to Military.com, an investigation by the Pacific Fleet command determined that Capt. Gregory McWherter condoned the behavior during his second time in command of the airshow squadron from May 2011 to November 2012.

Their were no allegations from his first time in the position from 2008 to 2010 and was even praised for improving the squadron "in both climate and mission execution."

He was removed from his duties in April after a member of the squadron complained about the atmosphere and received a letter of reprimand likely to end his career.

He also was relieved of his duties as an executive officer at the Naval Base Coronado near San Diego. He had been in line to become the base's commanding officer next April.
Welcome to the Obama military. Once we raised and trained men to be warriors, and we accepted that they would think and act like testosterone-filled pirates because those are the sort of men who get the job done when it's all on the line. But now these men have to step aside--or be removed--because a new generation wants to play too, and this generation is comprised of self-entitled brats who think that the world revolves around them and their feelings. They claim that they want to be treated "equally", but what they really mean is that they expect everyone else to adapt to their own sensibilities and diminished abilities and coddle them like their helicopter parents did. And if they don't like the current macho culture or if they can't hack the physical requirements of training, well then the old standards just have to go because all that matters is that every female, every homosexual and every fat-body who wants to join or even command a combat unit be allowed to do so. Of course when and if push comes to shove again, America will be dependent on these softie kids for it's defense because all of the war-fighters have either been driven out of the military or else they are stuck in "sensitivity training" for the duration.

This is BS. How about we just let our fighting men be men and assign a few drivers to drop the perpetually-offended wussies who don't like it off at the nearest bus stop. It's the military, dammit, not summer camp.

7 comments:

  1. We've been there - done that. 9/11 was our price. We'll pay again . . .

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  2. You know, 40 years ago I entered a field that had been almost entirely male dominated for generations. It was also a field that involves a lot of field work, which tends to add another layer of roughness. How did I handle it? I gave everything I got right back in spades. It's like the one and only time a boyfriend took a swing at me - in an instant he was laying on the ground with a surprised look on his face and the clear understanding that he'd never do it again. Suck it up, sunshines. The real world is a rough an tough place and at some time no one will be around to protect you.

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  3. And the destruction of our once proud country continues from within.....

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  4. Well, I agree that the wussification of our military should not be taking place, but I disagree slightly in that I don't feel that it's absolutely a requirement that macho, gung-ho, capable fighting men be lewd, crude and socially unacceptable. I understand that many are (in the civilian world as well it's often mistaken as a sign of masculinity to be sexually suggestive, etc.). However, I have a son serving in the Marine Corps who was raised to be a kind, polite, and respectful individual by his mother and I, and I don't believe he's ever felt he needed to be anything but a gentleman, even as a noncom with a great deal of responsibility in a combat MOS. In fact, he probably uses far less profanity than I do, and I work in a white collar environment. It's my opinion that real men don't need to swear or be offensive to be effective, though I personally am not offended nor surprised by that sort of thing, and could, like Proud Hillbilly, dish it out if I really had to.

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  5. And once again they went back in time... sigh

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  6. People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
    We are losing the rough mene for wusses

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  7. Did you notice the speed at which the Navy administered the press releases on this and other items like it? The Navy feels it must consistently and expediently sacrifice itself on the altar of the media to be absolved of the sins from Tailhook 91. I truly believe the Navy (mainly it’s senior leadership- O-6 and above) thinks that if they don’t run to the press when a CO is fired for some titillating action (they can lightly jog to the media if it’s due to anything else), then they might be seen as hiding evidence and/or covering up said malfeasance.

    I read the CNO’s testimony to congress over our budget from March. The priorities are all mixed up. I don’t recall how much attention was paid to other warfare areas, but there was barely a single paragraph regarding Mine Warfare, a mission area that has received significant attention and resources over the past few years mainly due to Iran’s threats to close the SOH. However, there was 3 pages discussing sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the significant training the entire force, civilian and military, will continue to undergo in order to root out this horrible sin that afflicts seemingly every single person in the DoN.

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