Marines and Their “Unconscious Biases”

Catching up on some issues that have been on the docket, here. From more than one of you loyal and sharp-eyed readers come this:

Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time.

The Marine Corps is rolling out mandatory training for all Marines before the first future female rifleman hits boot camp, aiming to set conditions for a smooth transition and head off cultural resistance.

Mobile training teams will be dispatched to installations across the Corps throughout May and June to offer a two-day seminar to majors and lieutenant colonels, Col. Anne Weinberg, Peoples’ Commissar for Involuntary Behavioral Modification deputy director of the Marine Corps Force Innovation Office, told reporters Thursday. Those officers will then train the Marines under them.

I’ve been around the Marine Corps for, oh, almost thirty years now, and I haven’t the slightest idea what a “Force Innovation Office” is or what legitimate purpose it might serve. I do know what the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is, and what it does. But a “Force Innovation Office” sounds awfully suspect. And I do mean awfully.

So, while O&M funds are being slashed, maintenance is deferred, even as demands for Marine forces across the globe are increased and Marines themselves are locked in combat, this abomination is rammed down our throats.

It’s going to take a long time to reverse the decline and rebuild readiness and capability. And at what cost? Because someone, male and female, is going to pay that cost. Anyone else feeling fundamentally transformed?

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Marines and Their “Unconscious Biases”

  1. rustybill says:

    The left is doing their damndest to turn the entire country into San Angeles.

    “We’re police officers! We’re not trained to handle this kind of violence! ” – “Demolition Man”

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