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Sailors leaving Navy over stress on social issues, Top Gun instructor says
The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 03/26/2014 10:13:58 PM PDT by kingattax

A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs.

Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, until recently a Pentagon speech writer for the chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.

“Sailors continue to cite the over-focus on social issues by senior leadership, above and beyond discussions on war fighting — a fact that demoralizes junior and mid-grade officers alike,” Cmdr. Snodgrass wrote this month on the U.S. Naval Institute website, an independent forum for active and retired sailors and Marines.

It is a remarkably frank assessment from an upwardly mobile fighter pilot who is due to become the executive officer of a F-18 unit in Japan.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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every stinkin member of the House and Senate who wouldn't be deeply concerned about this should be removed.

America needs more real Americans !

1 posted on 03/26/2014 10:13:58 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Don’t worry, the Homos will turn out to save the military.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kingattax

The Kenyan’s plan is working. Turn the military into a freakin’ freak show and drive all of the good people out. Thanks low information voters!


3 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Trust no one.)
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To: kingattax
if the decent pilots and engineers and drs and tank operators etc would just get OUT of he military, immediately, it would send a message...of course what this current scum in office would do is simply offer more money...

the Communists always pay their guards very well....

4 posted on 03/26/2014 10:18:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Navy Patriot

Put a recruiting office in The Castro. They agitated so much to be able to serve, let’s see them volunteer.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Navy Patriot
"Don’t worry, the Homos will turn out to save the military.

Yeah, they've got the military's back......side.

6 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:57 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They agitated so much to be able to serve, let’s see them volunteer.

Well, they're all for war with Russia, they'll be right behind the experienced troops.

7 posted on 03/26/2014 10:25:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kingattax

In the navy....you can sail the seven seas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw&feature=kp


8 posted on 03/26/2014 10:32:44 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

< Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, until recently a Pentagon speech writer for the chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.

#1, there should be no gays in the military

#2, there should be no women in combat

#3, there should be no dip###ts in the Oval Office


9 posted on 03/26/2014 10:35:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: kingattax

I would like to add my affirmation of this.....my co-worker is an enlisted man who is an air crew member in the Navy Reserve.

Every month he is going to training on anti-rape awareness, sexual harassment awareness, diversity training, etc etc etc.

He has had just about enough of this stuff and is tired on the lack of mission readiness training.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 10:40:24 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: kingattax

No one joins the service to be brainwashed into being a metrosexual.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kingattax

Pilots, especially fighter pilots, work hard to become pilots as flying is more than a skill or job to them. They endure almost anything to be a pilot and want airtime as being up in the air in a high performance plane is better than just about anything else for them.

For the B.S. and chickenshit level to be a reason for a military pilot to leave means it is a pile as high as Mt. Everest. This B.S. must be dialed way back soon or or national defense is degraded by the loss of good pilots.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 11:13:34 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: kingattax

I’ve never heard so many 04’s and 05’s talk openly badly about the POTUS than I hear nearly daily now.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:18 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Correct on all counts.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 11:29:37 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Navy Patriot

You’ve got Mabus as Secy of the Navy. That’s all you need to sink the fleet, morale, and the institution.

He’s got the spine of a jellyfish and the brain of one too.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 11:31:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kingattax

All by design, my pretties . . .

I was a shipboard Corpsman ‘72-76. Would never, ever want to be a part of the charade that passes for the Navy now.

The Left can brag, “Mission accomplished.”


16 posted on 03/27/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: Travis McGee

Ping. This will come as no surprise to you, I expect.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 1:34:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Every single thoughtful person could see this coming a mile away when they began the process of putting women on ships, trying to get them into combat units, and decriminalizing open homosexuality.

The same people who pooh-poohed us when we said this would come to no good, now pooh-pooh us when we say the movement to normalize homosexuality will open the door for polygamy, marrying children or even animals or inanimate objects.

Never happen, they say.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: dagogo redux

People simply don’t realize that a superb fighting force is a group of Alpha males that are near animals. They are hard partying, outspoken, hard working killing machines. They usually don’t fit well into a civilized society(especially now). They want to practice what they have been trained to do, which is kill people and protect their country with extreme prejudice.
Today’s society somehow expects them to be sweet little “nice guys” in peacetime and at the flip of a switch, be warriors.
It ain’t gonna happen.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 3:56:02 AM PDT by CPONav
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To: CPONav

“........retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs”.........

This is part of odumbo’s overall plan to “fundamentally change America”. Down sizing our military is high on his list of priorities. Look at his history to date.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 3:58:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kingattax

I know if I were in the military today I would get out as soon as possible because I really, really, really don’t like taking communal showers with queers.

Back when I was in the service we didn’t have that problem because “we took out the trash” if you know what I mean.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 5:16:01 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SunkenCiv

And, NO women standing watch duty. We are an active duty Navy family. Now, I have to add to my morning prayers, Dear God, please set the angel’s around our guy, and give him protection from his fellow servicemen. 28 years, only a couple more to go.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: SunkenCiv

And, NO women standing watch duty. We are an active duty Navy family. Now, I have to add to my morning prayers, Dear God, please set the angel’s around our guy, and give him protection from his fellow servicemen. 28 years, only a couple more to go.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 6:32:45 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: kingattax

With all due respect to the volunteers in the armed forces you would have to be a fool to enlist with Obama at the helm. The military is not a military anymore. It is now a feel good social playground for homos and politicians. Rather than call in an air strike our troops call a JAG. Rather than a medal for brave decisive action there is the “courageous restraint” merit badge. Now, they want trannies?


24 posted on 03/27/2014 8:31:08 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

I don’t know where you’ve been, but this pc bs started a long time ago...it’s really nothing new.

Just a ramped up version of it is all...

Annual EEO and sexual harassment briefings, given almost exclusively by black females...yeah...I’m a believer. /s


25 posted on 03/27/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: kingattax

No generals or admirals willing to take a stand

Rear admirals love the gay navy

Legions of Billy Budd rise up!


26 posted on 03/27/2014 8:38:34 AM PDT by wardaddy (the real battle is what do we replace America as we knew it with....and will we fight..literally)
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To: kingattax

My son got out of the Navy recently. He said his ship was full of lesbians (and lesbian DRAMA) and was one of the reasons he didn’t re-up.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: kingattax

Gee, who didn’t see this coming?


28 posted on 03/27/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kingattax

The USAF had so many raise their hands for the first voluntary separation package they decided not to offer a second one.

The military is a miserable place to be now.

Last time we had as many as five capital ships in one place (as we just did on obarry’s orders with FIVE carriers all berthed in a row in Norfolk) they all got sunk at the same time. Last time we were as weak as we are becoming WW2 started.

History repeats. It repeats about every 80 years.

Brace yourselves.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 12:58:59 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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