Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump Bans Transgenders From Serving in Military

After a mornings errands, I come inside to find that President Trump has banned transgender persons from serving in the military.  From CNN (but you can find it anywhere). 
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.
The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US military.
Good for him, and good for our military.

Over the past several months I have spoken with a number of junior NCOs who I know and trust.  They were fairly disgusted with the Army's current policy as decreed by Obama.  There is no argument that under the Obama administration, the military became a vast social experiment.  It seemed that the liberals were using the armed services as a testing ground for social justice bullshit.

The liberals are proclaiming this as a step backwards.  That is utter hogwash.  If the military wants to experiment with true equality in the ranks, I propose a simple policy that would go a long way toward true equality based on performance.  Simply adopt one PT standard in each service.

For example, the Army's standard PT test consisted of sit-ups, push-ups, and a two-mile run.  I took that test for years, but there were two scoring matrices.   One for men, one for women.  Abolish the dual matrices and make a passing score mandatory for re-enlistment, retention, and promotion.

But that's too easy.  The social justice warriors (who are neither warriors, nor interested in social justice) simply wouldn't stand for it.


Old NFO said...

And the SJWs are melting down... It's no longer about the military actually being able to DO THEIR JOB (break things and kill people till the other side stops), now it's all about social engineering, or was... And yes, they've watered down ALL of the standards... sigh

Old Grafton said...

Major D, here's a link to a film clip showing a tank commander doing his brave best--this crew deserves medals!!

Aesop said...

There's no interest in that, because if they went to a single male standard PFT/PRT in all services, in the thirty minutes it would take to administer the tests, there wouldn't be enough women left in all four branches to make up enough personnel to form a decent softball team.

Which would end all the other SJW nonsense in about a hot minute, and open up hundreds of slots at West Point, Annapolis, and Colorado Springs (let alone the ROTC commissioning programs) to actual warriors.

And we can't be having none of that.