Biden's DOD Says Wokeness Should Be Involved in All Decisions

Biden's DOD Says Wokeness Should Be Involved in All Decisions

The Department of Defense said on Wednesday that the woke doctrine of diversity, equity, and inclusion should all be a part of every decision the military makes.

According to the senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense for human capital and diversity, equity and inclusion Bishop Garrison, 41 percent of those in the armed services identify as being in minority groups, with that number expected to grow.

Garrison wrote that a lower number of those in prime ages qualify for the military, so a “broader talent pool” had to be made.

“So, we have to find out ways of getting to a broader talent pool and broader interest groups in order to bring those highly qualified, talented individuals in,” said Garrison.

The number of minorities drops as the ranks rise, however.

“Their numbers tend to begin to decline in terms of service; they tend to get out, and there could be a variety of reasons as to why that actually is,” he said. “We need to take a very data-driven approach to get a better understanding as to what’s actually happening here. What is the problem? And how can we address it?” he wrote.

Garrison said the need for diversity, equity and inclusion to be a consideration or a part of all decisions in the military.

Service members walk down a street and wave to a crowd gathered on the sidewalk.

“I would hope that as many leaders and members of the total force as possible see [diversity, equity and inclusion] efforts as a force multiplier,” he said. He wants them to see the program as a way to make the U.S. military more successful in achieving critical missions and in making forces more lethal.

According to the article: Bringing in more talented infantry personnel or military intelligence analysts is the goal for any program, he said. When the military gets recruits from diverse backgrounds, there will be more innovative thought, more innovative solutions to incredibly complex and complicated problems that are facing the national security apparatus today, he said. “I want people to see [diversity, equity and inclusion] as another tool in the toolkit and another way of solving these problems.

“It’s not just something that has to be done because of some type of cultural ideology or culture wars that are going on — that’s not the case at all. It is, again, not diversity for diversity’s sake,” Garrison said.


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