U.S. Army’s “Operation Inclusion”

| July 9, 2020 | 44 Comments

Having been serving in the US Navy as sailor and civilian for, err, a very long time, I’ve been witness to some Very Bad Ideas. I thought a real low was achieved post-Tailhook, were ADM Boorda (yes, that one) went on an excellent summer tour to personally ass-chew every sailor, Officer and Enlisted, for the sin of being male and therefore guilty of sexual harassment, because of inexcusable frat-boy antics of a few out-of-control Jet Jocks in Las Vegas. A truly epic global all-hands evolution.

Then the Army had to go and come up with this. Mason sends.

U.S. Army Message: ‘Make America Great Again,’ Columbus Day Are Signs of ‘White Supremacy’

By: KRISTINA WONG

A U.S. Army email, sent after the Fourth of July to its military and civilian members, included a graphic which claimed saying the phrase “Make America Great Again” is evidence of “white supremacy.”

The graphic listed other behaviors it deemed evidence of white supremacy, including, “Celebration of Columbus Day,” the “Denial of White Privilege,” “Talking about ‘American Exceptionalism,’” and saying “There’s Only One Human Race.”

The email invited “all soldiers and (Department of the Army) Civilian Personnel” to attend the U.S. Army’s “Operation Inclusion” seminars on July 8 and 9 at the Redstone Arsenal Army Base in Alabama. The email was sent by Chaney P. Pickard from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Center using an official government email.

The message named the “U.S. Army Equity & Inclusion Agency” and “Assistant Secretary of the Army — Manpower and Reserve Affairs” as authors.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) — who caught wind of the email — blasted the “deeply offensive and racist U.S. Army ‘Operation Inclusion’” content and demanded the firing and prosecution of Army personnel who used government resources to distribute political propaganda.

Brooks said the email is in “clear violation” of the Hatch Act, which bans government personnel from engaging in political activity while at work.

The seminars are part of a listening tour for the Army’s “Operation Inclusion,” led by the U.S. Army’s Inclusion Advisory Team.

“Disturbingly, the Army chose Redstone Arsenal as the first location on a tour that will cover all Army 4 star commands,” Brooks added.

Brooks has sent a letter to U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, demanding an investigation.

Good luck with that, Mo. Read the rest here: Breitbart

Don’t feel too bad, doggies. I’m sure one is all teed up and ready for launch at the racist squids and jarheads too, which is of course all us. Thanks, Mason. I think.
*grin*

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  1. 2banana says:

    But supporting groups that call for the killing of the police is ok?

  2. Poetrooper says:

    Just sent an email to Senator Tom Cotton.

  3. Poetrooper says:

    There’s long been a question as to whether insanity is contagious–this answers that question once and for all…

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    “Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) — who caught wind of the email — blasted the “deeply offensive and racist U.S. Army ‘Operation Inclusion’” content and demanded the firing and prosecution of Army personnel who used government resources to distribute political propaganda.”

    Not only shitcan them, but permanently blacklist them from any US Government employment for life, Contractor or Lobbyist as well.

  5. ninja says:

    THE REST OF THE STORY dated today, 9 July 2020:

    https://www.army.mil/article/237124/us_army_project_inclusion_update

    “The Army Project Inclusion Update”

    By U.S. Army

    July 9, 2020

    “WASHINGTON — On July 6, 2020, a Project Inclusion listening tour handout included two unapproved pages that were sent out in error and immediately recalled. The slides – copied from a non-government website – included a word cloud with phrases that were intended to spark conversation; however, the document was predecisional and inappropriate for the discussion. The unapproved pages were no way used as part of the ‘Your Voice Matters’ listening tour sessions.”

    “As soon Department of the Army leaders were made aware of these products the Army initiated a 15-6 investigation to determine how this happened. The Army does not condone the use of phrases that indicate political support. The Army is and will continue to remain an apolitical organization.”

    gabn/hbtd/rtr

    • 26Limabeans says:

      “The Army is and will continue to remain an apolitical organization”

      Vindman says Nyet!

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      “In error”

      “Got caught”

      • Hondo says:

        Possibly. I’ll go with, “Didn’t think first, got caught, now has azz in wringer.”

        But the attempt being intentional can’t be ruled out at this point either.

    • RegularGuy says:

      Reverse discrimination and Affirmative Action are wrong. Reverse Discrimination is REAL and it’s exacerbated by the policies of Affirmative Action. Prove me wrong.

      Want to know what causes animosity in the white community? Reverse discrimination and Affirmative Action. Want to have a real and open dialog? Start there. Prove me wrong. I’ll wait.

      • OWB says:

        You/One could start by not using the phrase “reverse discrimination.” What IS it? The opposite of discrimination? Is it a meaningless phrase, or worse?

        There is discrimination. It can be aimed by anyone at someone else. Either there is discrimination or not. The reverse of it would be no discrimination, right?

        Yes, you are wrong about “reverse discrimination being REAL. Now, what you are trying to describe using those words may or may not be real, depending upon what you mean hanging those two words together.

        Does anyone who agrees that they the words describe something real automatically claim some superior status to whoever they are aiming the words at? Or if you are trying to describe a situation where one individual or group discriminates based upon the skin color of another individual or group, why not just call it what it is – discrimination?

  6. ninja says:

    MORE of THE REST OF THE STORY dated 25 June 2020:

    “Army Unveils New Initiative To Promote Diversity, Inclusion Across The Force”

    https://www.army.mil/article/236766/army_unveils_new_initiative_to_promote_diversity_inclusion_across_the_force

    “The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army today announced a new initiative, Project Inclusion, to improve diversity, equity and inclusion across the force and build cohesive teams. The holistic effort will include a series of worldwide listening sessions with Soldiers and civilians, an examination of possible racial disparity in military justice cases, and the removal of photos from officer promotion boards beginning August 2020.”

    “The Army is taking substantive actions to ensure that promotion and selection boards are as fair and impartial as possible,” said Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy. “We’ll be initiating listening sessions to encourage open dialogue that is critical to helping understand and support each other.”

    “The Army must continue to put People First by fostering a culture of trust that accepts the experiences and backgrounds of every Soldier and civilian,” said Gen. James C. McConville, Army Chief of Staff. “Our diverse workforce is a competitive advantage and the Army must continue to offer fair treatment, access and opportunity across the force. The Project Inclusion reforms will complement ongoing efforts to modernize our talent-management processes and ensure equitable treatment for every member of our formation.”

    “Project Inclusion will include the following initial measures:”

    “1. The Army will no longer include official photos for officer selection boards beginning August 2020. Further, warrant officer and noncommissioned officer board processes will now be under review and subject to the same evidence-based standards.”

    “2. The Army will conduct an examination of possible racial disparity within our justice system. The assessment will focus on AWOL cases, urinalysis results, sexual assault and sexual harassment to determine whether a trend for bias exists.”

    “3. The Army Equity and Inclusion Agency and the Inspector General will conduct listening sessions with Soldiers and civilians worldwide to converse on race, diversity, equity and inclusion.”

    “The Army has already taken steps to increase awareness of unconscious bias and mitigate its impacts, such as updating diversity and inclusion training across our ranks. Army senior leaders will continue to identify and eliminate institutional practices that inadvertently disadvantage any of our people due to immutable characteristics.”

    gabn/hbtd/rtr

  7. ninja says:

    MORE of THE REST OF THE STORY dated 25 June 2020

    “Army Project Inclusion – FAQs”

    https://www.army.mil/article/236797/army_project_inclusion_faqs

    “The Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army have announced a new initiative, Project Inclusion, to improve diversity, equity and inclusion across the force and build cohesive teams. The holistic effort will include a series of worldwide listening sessions with Soldiers and civilians, an examination of possible racial disparity in military justice cases, and the removal of photos from officer promotion boards beginning August 2020.”

    “Below you’ll find answers to several commonly-asked questions about this new initiative and the Army’s actions to ensure that promotion and selection boards are as fair and impartial as possible.”

    “Q: With the recent events in Minneapolis across the country and the resulting focus on racism, what is the Department of the Army doing to address the issue of institutional racism and unconscious bias in the Army?”

    “A: It is extremely important that leaders continue to promote an equitable and inclusive culture while reaching out to listen to the experiences and recommendations of their unit personnel. Open dialogue is critical to helping our people understand and support each other. When individuals reach out to each other and engage around challenges, whether professional or personal, it helps everyone know they and their input are valued in the organization, and this inclusion supports them being fully focused on the mission.”

    “Q: What actions have you taken to institute unconscious bias training?”

    “A: The Army has enacted a range of initiatives, to include training to elevate unconscious bias awareness and mitigate its impacts. The Army is currently in the process of updating its Diversity and Inclusion training across our Professional Military Education from Private to our General Officers and Senior Executive Service Members as well as amongst our Military Equal Opportunity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Diversity and Inclusion professionals.”

    “Q: Does the Army have a challenge with race disparity in military justice outcomes?”

    (Please keep reading the article)

    gabn/hbtd/rtr

  8. Ret_25X says:

    All newspeak for;

    “Orange man bad/work is bad/we should protest”.

    The listening sessions sound like this;

    ” one eighth, one quarter, we want open borders”

  9. ninja says:

    Obviously, a troublemaker who does not know how to spell wrote the triagle.

    Please click on “Open the Thread” when reading this tweet:

    http://mobile.twitter.com/kristina_wong/status/1281271252020269064

  10. Exc-PH2 says:

    How does this project make all pigs equal to all other pigs?

    Just trying to understand here.

  11. 26Limabeans says:

    “Tailhook” ?

    Yeah, I guess you did serve a loooonnnngg time ago 🙂

  12. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    I am SOOOOOOOO glad I am retired and have my DD214 as my woobie.

  13. Sapper3307 says:

    Does anybody remember the non racist (Its a black thing, you wouldn’t understand) T-Shirt’s for sale at the P.X in Germany?

  14. 5th/77th FA says:

    FFS!!!! !?DaHell?!?? Something told me to log off of this machine @2200 and go watch Jadzia Dax. If Imma gonna get my blood pressure sky high I may as well get some eye pleasure out of the deal. And something told me not to open it up at 0God30 hrs when I had my walkabout the house.

    And I just had to go and open up all of the linkys that ninja (gabn/rtr/hbtd) so thoughtfully provided. Better go pop another Lisinopril. Or maybe a Yuengling…or 6.

    You would think that somebody gonna have some ‘splaining to do, but I doubt it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Knee-jerk progressivism… too many fall all over themselves to drink the Leftist kool aid w/o considering whether its just cool-sounding bullcrap.

  16. Skippy says:

    Somethings never change

  17. FAEX says:

    I’m a DA civilian and also in the Army National Guard. I never received the email in question to either one of my military email addresses. I guess the erroneous email didn’t reach too far.

  18. Topski says:

    I’ll never forget having to attend “race relations” class at basic back in 75, by the end of the class our platoon was suddenly divided and becoming black white and brown. After chow that evening our drills marched us into the woods made us form a circle threw boxing gloves in the middle and lovingly informed us that all issues would be settled right here right now. They were and we never had another problem, we became green again.

    • Skyjumper says:

      Same, same here Topski.

      Back in 1971, was a Squad Leader. assigned to
      Alpha Co. 2/325 Inf / 82nd ABN. (White Falcons)

      We had no racial problems to speak of.
      ANY and ALL personal issues were solved in a Company circle with boxing gloves.

      The Division Commander “requested” our Company’s presence in an auditorium to pick our brains as to why we had no racial/personnel problems when other units did.

      I believe that was Major General George S. Blanchard.
      Great guy, used to occasionally run with us in the morning. Except, he usually wanted to run more miles…we always complied. 🙂

      Thanks for bring back some great memories, Topski.

  19. IDC SARC says:

    There is only one human race, the few DNA variants in the genome that manifest in post fertilization immutable phenotypic differences are non-specific and result in minor characteristics in an individual we term race.

    It is a colossal waste of time to give any fukks about them.

  20. Green Thumb says:

    More SHARP training!

    Less combat training!

  21. George says:

    The author of the article “ninja” quotes is really bad at reporting. The article makes it sound like AWOL or Urinalysis are racist; in reality, Urinalysis and AWOL part of the investigation is looking to see if the punishment was different for different races. Implementing discipline can be racist if a black guy got a different code at separation than a white guy who also popped for marijuana.

  22. nonya says:

    This is why real men join the marines, the army is full of SJW snowflakes and are the military arm of the democrat party.

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