Navy to Hold ‘All Hands’ Training Course on New Transgender Policy
In January, U.S. naval vessels were taken, equipment and codes captured, and ten sailors held captive and subject to humiliating treatment before their release.
In the past several months, two Russian fighter jets “buzzed” the USS Donald Cook, a move termed “unsafe and unprofessional” according to maritime law, which might have ended with the jets being forced down by U.S. fire.
Air Force and Marine aviators have testified to Congress that they are reduced to “cannibalizing” aircraft parts from museums to keep their planes aloft..
The fatal flaws in the Veterans’ Administration have been well known for years.
This is the state of the U.S. military under Barack Obama – a formerly feared and respected fighting force relegated to a social experiment laboratory where gender policies are imposed on American enlisted personnel who are not free to refuse.
As the Obama administration puts into effect its policies designed to make good on the promise to “fundamentally transform” America, priorities have shifted from recruiting and training the best and the fittest, outfitting them with second-to-none equipment, and caring for those who become injured to… “educating” them on how to welcome transgender service members to their units.
The military now pays for the hormone and surgical interventions needed for a soldier to change genders, rather than keeping fighter jets in the sky.
To ease the way, the Navy has announced a new – and mandatory training program to “equip senior leaders and rank-and-file personnel to deal with the changes” according to a memo issued by Vice Adm. Robert Burke, with the purpose of “emphasizing the expectations of personal behavior.”
“Service members are expected to maintain standards of conduct and treat each other with dignity and respect.”
On November 1, mobile teams of “subject matter experts” will “deliver face-to-face briefs to senior leaders, including commanding officers, executive officers, command master chiefs, and chiefs of boat” regarding how to be welcoming to transgenders.
The mass training will extend even to “remote areas” with the provision of DVDs and webinars and a so-called “commander’s tool kit” where face-to-face training is impossible.
All sailors are expected to have completed the training before the July 1, 2017 deadline.
On that date, the U.S. Navy will permit transgender troops to serve openly, undergo surgical transitions in uniform, and change their self-identification “marker.”
Bathroom preferences, presumably including those on nuclear submarines, will reflect self-identification choices.
The Navy also announced that it will conduct “appropriate investigations” for any violations of policy, “and take necessary corrective action.”
No word, yet, from the Pentagon about new parts for planes, or how the COs and sailors will find the time to respond to Russian and Iranian threats to their vessels.