Skip to comments.Sec Army to Worldwide Army Commands: “Balance Lactation Support and Readiness”
Posted on 04/20/2016 10:40:47 PM PDT by pboyington
Adolf Hitler once said, Give me five years and you wont recognize Germany anymore.
Well, weve given Barack Hussein Obama seven years and you cant recognize the US Army anymore.
The Obama Administration is literally carpet bombing the military on a daily basis with directives, memos, policies and doctrine that if they werent actually happening would be considered to be something out of a Kafkaesque, Gloria Steinem nightmare.
Today, I examined a Memorandum for Record, dated September 20, 2015 and signed by the former Secretary of the Army, John McHugh.
You remember Secretary McHugh, hes the guy who dodged and delayed Congressman Steve Russell after Russell requested the Ranger School records of the first two female graduates, Captain Griest and First Lieutenant Haver. I believe McHugh led the cover up of what actually happened down at Fort Benning, a conspiracy that continues to this day.
Stay tuned USDW readers
McHughs Memorandum for Record is titled, Army Directive 2015-37(Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy)
Here are some highlights from the memo:
Commanders and soldiers will balance lactation support and readiness.
Readiness implies ready to fight and win wars. How are lactating, breastfeeding women contributing to the readiness of the US Army? Is a lactating women going to deploy to a combat zone? Is she going to deploy with her child?
Commanders will designate a private space with locking capabilities, an electrical outlet, and access to a safe water source for soldiers to express milk.
The choices here are many: the arms room can store weapons for half the day then serve as a lactation station the other half. How about the battalion command sergeant majors office? I can think of a particular command sergeant major who served five tours in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and who would have loved his office to be used a lactating station. Not
Soldiers must supply the equipment needed to pump and store their breast milk.
Shouldnt lactating equipment be issued to all soldiers now? After all this is Obamas Army.
Here comes the part where you have to sit down and read this:
Soldiers who are breastfeeding or expressing milk remain eligible for field training and mobility exercises.
So, a breastfeeding mother will deploy to the field and participate in field exercises while lactating? How is this going to happen? Is the mother going to bring her child to the field? Should the Army now bring tactical day care centers to field exercises with them?
If the mother doesnt bring the child with them, how are they going to express and store milk in the field? Im not an expert on the subject, but doesnt breast milk spoil in 24 hours if not refrigerated? And, if it is refrigerated, it will last for seven days. So, is the Army going to provide mobile refrigeration facilities for breast milk in the field?
Apparently, the secondary duty of the mess sergeant will now be to secure, mark and refrigerate breast milk.
Commanders will provide private space for soldiers to express milk during field and mobility exercises.
Where are women going to express milk in the field? Are they going to have armored vehicles or special tents for them to do this while the field exercise is going on?
The provisions of this directive are effective immediately and apply to the Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
Im sure I can speak for millions of vets who never thought they would see the day when the US Army, breast milk expressing and lactation were used in the same sentence.
This memo was distributed to worldwide US Army commands, including my personal favorite, to the US Army Special Operations Command.
You have to believe that the Boys at Bragg and in Tampa loved that memo.
There may certainly be a new memo signed by the current Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning, but I doubt anything has changed in the last few months, except probably for the worst.
This whole memorandum for record is absurd and shows the current fugue state the Army and the US military is operating in as a whole.
There have always been women in the Army, either working as civilians or as soldiers in some capacity. But, the Army never sent out memorandums for record establishing breastfeeding and lactation policies in garrison and in the field and on mobility exercises.
What does this memo say about the feminist cancer in the Army and the effect this is having on the Armys ability to conduct operations in peacetime and in war?
The US Army is dying by a death from a thousand cuts as each lunatic directive from red high heels to pregnancy simulators, to women in the Green Berets catastrophically kills the Army.
Were rapidly coming to the point when the Army ceases to be the Army and the Marines cease to be the Marines and the US military is nothing more than a hipster company that offers day care and a boatload of benefits, Swedish style.
Is this the Army or some kind of high tech Silicon Valley Millennial workplace with juice breaks and nap time?
The warrior ethos is fading and with it the US Army. The worst part is the Army is letting it all happen.
The military used to be seen as something macho, tough, a rite of passage. Those days are fading fast. Goodbye Vic Morrow, Goodbye Sergeant Saunders
Why would any red blooded American male want to be in the Army now? Who wants to be a puppet on a string for feminists?
The Armys ancient culture and traditions are being thrown out the window and exchanged with values from Berkeley. If you want day care, health care, lactation stations, maternity leave and a passive aggressive environment, why not head to corporate America instead? Why join the Army when you know the combat arms unit you are going to be serving with, is going to be coed, deliberately weakened, a pop up target and easy prey for enemy forces?
Goodbye Merrills Marauders, Hello Uncle Sams Day Care.
I can hear the naysayers now and the feminists already before they even comment. The small, but loud and powerful feminist lobby in the military thinks they can do it all. They can be combat soldiers, have kids, nurse in a tank and take the fight to the Russians before they head out to a Sanders rally.
People say the world has changed; the Army has to change with it. The Army keeps changing and it wont be around much longer. It will either implode from within or be annihilated in war. Im betting on annihilation; so are Putin, Jong Un, ISIS and Mr. Xi from the Peoples Republic of China.
There is an epidemic of moral relativism wafting through the Pentagon like a deadly nerve gas. The Armys leaders keep rationalizing this lunacy and are trying to pretend everything is okay, its all normal. There is seemingly an explanation for everything now thats off target in the military. Moral relativism is the Armys new battle cry. Cognitive Dissonance is the Armys new tenet of war.
The nations politicians and military leaders are so politically correct, and so adept at walking on eggshells, they wont touch anything that deals with women in the military with a ten mile pole.
The problem with the Army is that its allowed a small minority of wackos to dictate policy and unrealistic and dangerous policies have now become the standard way of doing business. A special interest group is being allowed to rebuild the US Army in its own warped image, a re-designation that will ultimately lead to its destruction.
Can the US Army be saved? Only if its leaders have the moral courage to make tough decisions when they know policies and directives are harmful to the institution and the nation that they have sworn to defend.
Until then, were on the Eve of Destruction
“Why would any red blooded American male want to be in the Army now? Who wants to be a puppet on a string for feminists?”
More to the point, and I’m certain more provocative, why would any red blooded American male want to defend the perversion this sick nation has become? It’s dead, let it go.
Many politicians in DC want to fight one hundred small no-win wars in every corner of the planet.
It keeps their defense contractor sponsors rolling in cash.
The political correctness stuff is just rubbing salt in the wounds.
The politicians actual enemy is the American people—and we don’t want them “ready” for that fight.
I do not want to see the proposed insignia for a "Lactation Specialist", LSP4 through LSP9. Liberals are a bunch of boobs who have no business running a military, but they'll still milk this opportunity for all they can.
This is insanity!
Our foes are Jihadis that will gut you without a second thought.
We are doomed!
Glad I had a few good years.
Only consolation is the fools that believe this crap are eventually going to realize what they have wrought.
She also wants to serve her nation in a military uniform, and she deserves the same lactation rights as biological females!
Concur. Liberals in the ‘70s were conscientious objectors. This is like them running the show.
Nice play on words.
Because that’s what the totalitarians want...they want the red-blooded Americans to get disgusted and leave.
Then they will have all the heavy weaponry.
And that’s why we need to bear through this until help comes.
The army is really going “tits up”.
(And I apologize for the phrase, but this whole subject is madness!)
“Pump, Breast, w/Bottle, Collection, Field Use. 37VDC”
I’m likely just old and grumpy, but if there were help coming I’d think we’d be seeing it by now.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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