America is in the grip of a labor shortage, and it seems the U.S. military is no exception, as it struggles to recruit new personnel under the leadership of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, despite the offer of free sex changes and training in critical race theory.
From NBC News, “Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say”:
Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals, say multiple U.S. military and defense officials, and numbers obtained by NBC News show both a record low percentage of young Americans eligible to serve and an even tinier fraction willing to consider it.
The officials said the Pentagon’s top leaders are now scrambling for ways to find new recruits to fill out the ranks of the all-volunteer force. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks consider the shortfall a serious issue, said the officials, and have been meeting on it frequently with other leaders.
“This is the start of a long drought for military recruiting,” said Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr of the Heritage Foundation, a think tank. He said the military has not had such a hard time signing recruits since 1973, the year the U.S. left Vietnam and the draft officially ended. Spoehr said he does not believe a revival of the draft is imminent, but “2022 is the year we question the sustainability of the all-volunteer force.”
The pool of those eligible to join the military continues to shrink, with more young men and women than ever disqualified for obesity, drug use or criminal records. Last month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville testified before Congress that only 23% of Americans ages 17-24 are qualified to serve without a waiver to join, down from 29% in recent years.
An internal Defense Department survey obtained by NBC News found that only 9% of those young Americans eligible to serve in the military had any inclination to do so, the lowest number since 2007.
[…] Overall confidence in U.S. government institutions is also decreasing, and that has hit the U.S. military as well. In 2021 the annual Reagan National Defense Survey, conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, found that just 45% of Americans had a great deal of trust and confidence in the military, down 25 points since 2018.
The Defense Secretary, who is a former Raytheon board member, is such a radical, that during his confirmation hearing, he pledged to “purge” the armed forces of supposed “racists” who hold “extremist” views, describing them as “enemies” who “lie within our own ranks.”
Those military members who refuse to take the covid shot, are also going to be fired and this amounts to over 40,000 troops.
Austin believes that “Trans rights are human rights,” and offered free sex reassignment surgeries for troops who were confused about what gender they want to be.
Apparently, under Austin’s watch, the DoD began teaching recruits that “whites are inherently evil,” according to former Space Force Commander Matthew Lohmeier, who was fired for speaking out about the radical beliefs that are infiltrating the military.
“There were videos being sent out to every base, service member, that we were asked to watch in preparation for our extremism down days and discussions on race in which we were taught that the country was evil, that it was founded in 1619 and not 1776, and that whites are inherently evil,” Lt. Col. Lohmeier said.