How many of us predicted that when President Mayhem began his social experimentation on the US Military, i.e., putting morons like Panetta and Upchuck Hagel in charge of DoD, allowing homos to run amok, the rampant feminization, and the continual tampering with their morale (no smoking, no drinking, no driving (Okinawa), no fucking, no whoring, no nothing) would drive warriors out of the military faster than BJ Bubba can jump him a fatty.
Those of us who were in under Jimmy “the dhimmi” Karter saw the military sink into a morass of low pay, shitty gear, low morale, and leadership not unlike what they’re getting from President Mayhem and his minions. Then came the big exodus in 1996 (Navy Times, June 1996) when officers and SNCO’s retired in droves and first-termers exited ASAP. And then, as now, warriors fled in droves. Even worse, special operations warriors, highly-trained at great expense, are exiting as fast as they can. And why not when a Muslim scumbag can scream Allah Akbar while shooting down UNARMED men and women, including a pregnant woman, and President Mayhem calls it, “workplace violence,” instead of what it was, radical Islam and the Religion of Peace at work.
EXCERPT: “The U.S. Navy has a looming officer retention problem. More than a decade of prolonged, high operational tempo and ever-increasing deployment lengths have fostered a sustained weariness at the deckplate. A rapidly improving economy and erosion of trust in senior leadership, coupled with continued uncertainty about the future, mean the U.S. Navy could be facing its most significant retention crisis since the end of the Vietnam War.
Unlike previous cycles of low retention, the one looming before us appears poised to challenge retention at all levels. Junior officer retention in 2013 was tough and is forecast to become tougher. It marked the worst year in history for the special warfare community, with record numbers of lieutenant’s declining to stay for the next pay grade.”
“People are our most important asset.” This statement was routinely brought up when officers discussed an erosion of trust in senior leadership and its impact on retention. The period following passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and subsequent sequestration has eroded the belief that senior leadership takes care of its servicemembers and civilian shipmates. People may be our most important asset, but the perception is that policies and recent actions are inconsistent with personnel quality of life, quality of work, and readiness.”
How many times have those of us in the service heard that line of bullshit from the yap of some senior commander so far removed from his/her troops and we knew it was a lie. The Gunny witnessed one event while deployed in Australia where the Admiral OFFSHORE tried to close down the Marine’s beer garden ashore because his sailors could not drink. It took a two-star (they don’t make Generals like him anymore) to tell the Admiral to mind his own goddamn business. And then, while with the Army in Iraq as a “mercenary”, the commanding officer actually TOOK a TV from the troop’s common area, such as it was, for the officer’s quarters. And this shit is not limited to the Navy or Army but the Air Force and unfortunately, the Marine Corps as well. The Gunny saw it coming when the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was a career DI with zero combat time and an embarrassing six or seven ribbons. A political appointee, nothing more.
Even worse is when the troops see bullshit like this happen:
“Beyond the redefined operational tempo/personnel tempo standards, the 2011 Enlisted Retention Board is perhaps the single largest perceived breach of trust, followed by a well-publicized reaction in the Fleet. 2,946 midcareer enlisted Sailors were discharged to manage 31 over-manned ratings, followed almost immediately by an announcement indicating a need for more Sailors.”
All one can say is, “WHAT THE F*CK OVER?” Did the idiot responsible for this get fired for this pooch screw? Doubtful.
Once upon a time we had Chesty Puller’s and George Patton’s and Halsey’s and Doolittle’s aplenty. Now, we have Elmer Fudd’s and Bozo the Clown’s and whiny women Lieutenant’s bitching about not being allowed to join the Infantry and then failing the frigging course and then STILL bitching! BTW, when do females have to start registering for the draft? Once we had General Al Gray telling Congress that HE ran the Corps and they just paid the bills and to stay the hell out of the Corps’ business but now we have Amos kowtowing to President Mayhem and oppressing the Marines in order to achieve that great objective of “zero tolerance.”
The Gunny’s son is paying his debt to America, serving with “The Few, The Proud,” and when his four is done, “adios amigos.” Debt to the nation paid in full.
PRESIDENT MAYHEM’S IDEAL TROOPER IN A UNIFORM DESIGNED BY OBAMA HIMSELF!