Americans who are increasingly concerned about the “woke” direction our military is taking in the age of Joe Biden and the uber-leftists running his regime are not going to be happy about a new Air Force directive regarding the use of personal pronouns.
Yes, because proper personal pronoun usage is vital to defending our country and winning wars.
Stars and Stripes provides more details:
Citing the need for clear and effective communication, the Air Force has authorized the optional use of gender pronouns he/him, she/her and they/them in electronic signature blocks for official email correspondence.
The mandatory update will be included in the Air Force handbook, The Tongue and Quill, the service’s leading reference on writing and speaking, said an Air Force memorandum issued earlier this month.
“An inclusive force is a mission-ready force, and I’m thankful to the LGBTQ Initiatives Team for helping us realize this opportunity to be a more inclusive force,” Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones said in a statement Monday.
Something veterans from our past conflicts could never have imagined, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Initiative Team, was formed earlier this year by the Biden regime in a vital national security effort “to identify and work to resolve issues that impede the success of LGBTQ airmen and Guardians,” the outlet reported, citing Air Force guidance.
The initiative stems from an “awareness of a restrictive policy that was being used against transgender Airmen and Guardians who were authentically representing themselves,” Lt. Col. Bree Fram, a co-lead of the initiative’s team, noted in a statement, the outlet cited.
According to an email from the Air Force’s ‘director of diversity and inclusion’ — no, none of this is a joke, sadly — posted last weekend to the unofficial amn/nco/snco Facebook page states the changes allegedly “address multiple concerns from our Airmen and Guardians and promote a more inclusive environment.”
The new pronoun guidance “promotes greater respect for and recognition of an individual’s identity,” the email says, which was addressed to Air Force diversity and inclusion officers.
It also says that not all names are “Anglo/Western,” while some of the pronouns are gender-neutral.
The use “of pronouns facilitates addressing unfamiliar names and mitigates common confusion with electronic communications,” the email states.
Stars and Stripes continues:
The Dec. 9 memorandum directing the change was sent to major commands and other Air Force agencies. It spells out how to appropriately close official email. It is available online at https://www.e-publishing.af.mil.
According to the memorandum, the signature block should be restricted to name, rank, service affiliation, duty title, organization name, appropriate phone numbers and social media contact information.
“Sometimes we inadvertently exclude members of our audience by falling into communication traps involving references to race, religion, ethnicity or sex,” the email advised. “Knowing your audience and adhering to good taste and sensitivity will keep you in check.”
“Do not add slogans, quotes or other personalization to an official e-mail/social media signature block,” the document says. “The use of pronouns (he/him, she/her, or they/them) in an email signature block is authorized but not required.”
‘Authorized but not required.’ Oh, good.
Questions: What prisoner-of-war camp will a captured American “gender-neutral” military member be sent to, one for men or one for women? Does the Geneva Convention cover this? Would our enemy care?
Needless to say, the guidance was ripped on social media, including by some users who spent a lot of years in an un-woke military doing really militarily unimportant things like training to win wars and stay alive.
“In an effort to overtake the Navy as the most ridiculous military branch, the Air Force has now started putting pronouns in official document signature blocks. What a joke,” Kurt Schlichter, a retired Army infantry colonel with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, said in a tweet.
“We will lose the next war. And that’s no joke,” he added.
In an effort to overtake the Navy as the most ridiculous military branch, the Air Force has now started putting pronouns in official document signature blocks. What a joke.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 20, 2021