Friday, January 19, 2024

A 43% Drop in White Recruits Caused the Army’s ‘Recruitment Crisis’; White Men Don’t Want To Join An Army That Tells Them They Aren’t Wanted; Lawmakers, Veterans Say ‘woke diversity initiatives’ Cost Taxpayers, Hurt Military

A 43% Drop in White Recruits Caused the Army’s ‘Recruitment Crisis’:
The military recruitment crisis that has crippled our defense capabilities has been talked to death by generals, politicians and pundits who have blamed everything from rising minimum wages to obesity to Gen Z culture for the problem. They have raised enlistment bonuses to unprecedented levels, spent fortunes on ad campaigns that feature lesbian weddings and doubled down on DEI as the answer to the crisis. And yet the crisis has grown worse.
That’s because recruitment was a self-inflicted problem caused by a woke racist military.
Between 2018 and 2023, white Army recruits, once the mainstay, fell from a bare majority of 56% to a minority at 44%.
This was not an unintended effect, but policy.
“We are an Army that wants to look like America,” Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, the first black head of Army Recruiting Command, had proclaimed.
Gen. Gary Brito, the first black head of Army Training and Doctrine Command under whose purview recruiting falls, and the former deputy Army chief of staff for personnel, had boasted of Army “listening sessions” on racism, diversity and inclusion in order to maximize diversity.
Military brass had been tasked with creating a military that “looked more like America” and as a result the number of white Army recruits declined year by year and fell 43% from 44,042 in 2018 to 25,070 in 2023.
Black, Hispanic and other minority recruits became a majority, but there weren’t any more of them than there had been before. Minorities were joining the Army at the same rate as they had before, but with fewer white recruits they had become a majority by default.
Pushing white men away with DEI struggle sessions, affirmative action quotas and mandatory pronoun training was supposed to open the door for minorities who were being ‘blocked’ by the ‘whiteness’ of the military from joining up and serving, but the minorities aren’t showing up.
Equity had created a recruitment crisis with a majority-minority enlistment population that looked good on paper, but without the white recruits, the Army experienced a shortfall of 10,000 recruits. Rather than growing the Army, the emphasis on DEI had shrunk it instead. --->READ MORE HERE
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White Men Don’t Want To Join An Army That Tells Them They Aren’t Wanted:
The U.S. Army is experiencing a sharp decline in the number of white recruits it’s bringing into the service, a new report found.
According to data analyzed by, “A total of 44,042 new Army recruits were categorized by the service as white in 2018, but that number has fallen consistently each year to a low of 25,070 in 2023, with a 6% dip from 2022 to 2023 being the most significant drop.” The report further noted how “[n]o other demographic group” has experienced such a downward trend in recent years, and that the “rate at which white recruitment has fallen far outpaces nationwide demographic shifts.”
Much like the Navy and Air Force, the Army missed its recruiting targets for the 2023 fiscal year, with the branch coming up 10,000 recruits short of its goal of 65,000. When discussing the matter with reporters in October, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth claimed the Army understood its 2023 target was a “stretch goal” and described the branch’s plans to launch a “new ‘talent acquisition’ enlisted occupational specialty dedicated to recruiting” to help stymie the problem.
The branch also came up 15,000, or 25 percent, short of its 2022 fiscal year goals, according to the Army Times.
In detailing potential variables contributing to the Army’s decline in white recruits, such as a fluctuating labor market and higher obesity rates among American youth, cited remarks from an unnamed Army official who used the media’s infamous “Republicans pounce!” framing to blame the problem on conservatives. Rather than highlight or criticize the military’s embrace of racialist, so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” or DEI, ideology, the aforementioned official dismissed the idea that young recruits “care” about the service’s leftward trend, suggesting it’s “the older people in their life … who have a lot of influence” about whether these youth decide to serve. ---->READ MORE HERE
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