And another acre of the swamp is drained, filled in, and re-seeded to productive use:
Eighteen months into this administration SecDef and SecArmy are sending all the happy horsesh...err, fertilizer shoved down troops' throats (you should forgive the pun) regarding gender-confused Nancy boys, and other assorted screw-ups who don't belong in the military.
(MORDOR ON THE POTOMAC) Fighting will now take precedence over dealing with transitioning transgender troops, drug abuse and other issues as the Army seeks to overhaul its training regimen to hone its soldiers’ battlefield skills.
In a series of servicewide memorandums approved by Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and obtained by The Washington Times, service leaders are making optional previously mandatory training on issues such as transgender transition and drug abuse. 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 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 increasingly cumbersome approach to combat readiness, said Col. John O’Grady, chief of the Army’s collective training division.
Those mandated training requirements “served as barriers to maximizing time … to build readiness and lethality” within combat units, he said in an interview. Aside from ending mandatory training programs on transgender troops and drug abuse, courses on media awareness and human trafficking have been eliminated from the mandatory curriculum, the service memorandums state.
Army officials are codifying the new marching orders into servicewide training guidelines and doctrine, which will bring the Army more in line with the Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy, Col. O’Grady said.
Along with scaling back noncombat training mandates, service leaders are also extending the time soldiers spend in infantry training. 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.
New soldiers currently spend about six weeks in advanced individual training before deploying. Courses based at Fort Benning, Georgia — dubbed “Home of the Infantry” — will be the first to implement extended training, Military.com reported.
What a concept. Command training time can now focus on combat skills, like killing the enemy and destroying his stuff, rather than coordinating makeup and wardrobe for the psychologically damaged Special Snowflakes.
Next should be the order to prosecute for negligence any recruiter who sends a transgender poolee to basic training in the first place, followed by the decision to separate the gender-dysphoric who opt for that nonsense subsequently under a general discharge for the good of the service. Cpl. Klinger is a fictional character, and needs to stay there.
Hopefully this program of focusing on mission rather than SJW b.s. catches on at the other services. (I'm looking at you, SecNav.)
I wish someone would live-televise Obozo's reaction every time another steaming chunk of his mischief in office is set aflame by this administration, and his dubious "legacy" continues to circle the bowl.