Air Force Ordered To STOP Using These Words
(RightWing.org) – Over the last two years, American culture has experienced a new phenomenon that has existed for some time in academic circles. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are now departments within corporations that didn’t exist just a few years ago. As transgender issues have become more prominent in society, so has DEI. It appears the movement isn’t just impacting businesses or parts of the government — it’s also affecting the US military.
On Wednesday, August 31, the Washington Free Beacon reported that one division in the Air Force is embracing the prohibition of gender pronouns. Recently, the news outlet got its hands on a leaked internal email ordering the leadership at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam to stop using gender pronouns in written formats. It comes at a time when the Biden administration is pushing for a more culturally open environment in the military along side of fulfilling its mission of defending the United States against foreign adversaries.
US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Division Orders Prohibition of Gender Pronouns
While a division of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is responsible for confronting China’s growing military presence in the Pacific, the Air Force is ordering its senior leaders and commanders to stop using gender specific pronouns or terms related to age, race, or other identifying characteristics. The Pentagon says it’s moving to a more neutral position to allegedly improve the “lethality” of its fighting forces.
An Anderson Air Force Base spokesman told the Free Beacon that leaders would use the new policy to form a new narrative writing format for creating performance and awards reports. The person noted that eliminating the criteria would make advancement and award selections fairer and create an equal opportunity for everyone to achieve success based on merit instead of personal biases.
According to the leaked email, senior military leaders ordered PACAF to “embrace, promote, and unleash the potential of diversity and inclusion.” It noted the purpose of pursuing the controversial tactic was to encourage respect and improve operations.
In January, the Air Force added specific pronoun uses to signature blocks. It included he/him, she/her, and they/them. It was the first official policy change among the four military branches. Air Force Magazine said the LGBTQ Initiatives Team led the agenda. Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones thanked them for helping create an inclusive force.
Some Question the Air Force’s Effectiveness
Defense policy expert and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute think tank, Rebeccah Heinrichs, told the Free Beacon the focus on pronouns was a waste of time for the armed forces. She argued that leaders should focus on the external threats confronting America as China exerts its power. She stated it hurts to see the military concentrate on pronoun rules instead of analyzing how to prevent wars and defeat our adversaries.
So, what do you think?
Do you agree with Heinrichs?
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