Wussies Joining the U.S. Army: by Army Vet

[May 1, 2017]  Army Vet writes today about how WUSSIES are joining the U.S. Army in overwhelming numbers and what’s it doing to reduce military readiness

My best buddy called me earlier this week to complain – no, yell profanities – about so many ‘wussies’ joining the United States Army; pushing the limit of our basic training resources to deal with a cornucopia of mental breakdowns, freak-outs, and catatonic trances.  What the hell is going on guy?  You want to join the army and are stressed by some Drill Sergeant screaming in your face or holding a [gasp!] military rifle in your delicate little hands.  Whoa!  The U.S. Army doesn’t issue Squishy Stress Relief Balls in tear-resistant, non-toxic, BPA/Phthalate/Latex-free (in 3 colors).

In a time where North Korea is doing a one-upmanship nuclear peek-a-boo game with the U.S., Iran financing terrorism across the world, and the international community looking at America as a bunch of Obama pansies [the weakest of the weak], we now need strong men more than ever to join combat and special operations units that take the fight to the enemy.  Tip of the spear stuff.  Close with and destroy the enemy.  See the whites of their eyes.  Where history is made and legends are created.

But sadly, our newest soldiers come to us with few skills other than fiddling with their fancy phones and calling mama to cry.  I’m disgusted.  Save for a few bureaucratic bumps the little pantywaists can be straightened out.  Given time and resources and leaving it up to good NCOs, it will be done.  But the brass is content to let them play their games with us and so have tied our hands behind our backs.  They’re as much of the problem as those weaklings allowed into the army.  Aren’t recruiters doing their job anymore to take the best people or are they now trapped into the ideology of political correctness that has hurt every other institution?  This is the U.S. Army, heaven forbid, so let’s do something about it and here is what we can do.

First, let’s end treating the wussies with kindness and stop obliging their problems.  Appeasement never got us anywhere and kowtowing to them will do no good either.  If a new recruit can’t handle the stress, then do like the old days and kick them out and do it now; it works.  The last thing the army should do is hire a bunch of weak recruits that need psychiatrists (that give us excuses and pander to them more).

Second, train hard … very hard.  The best soldiers like to be challenged and they are the ones to keep.  Make the training realistic through ‘live fire’ exercises, battle drills, and field time; that improves those looking to be fighters.  This is where the army will find out who the toughest fighters are.  Then reward them through promotion, better housing, and pay.  Maybe the brass will take notice for a change.

Third, show the soldiers the army cares about them and their families.  This is a simple concept often overlooked by junior NCOs and officers.  A little more top-down mentoring is necessary to ensure that those brought up in the current military without good role models are shown how to do things right.  This means better equipment, better training, and better assignments.  Creating a pathway to leadership positions of great responsibility is the keystone to this idea.

Fourth, remember what General George S. Patton said, “There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.”  Teach discipline as a fundamental principle of good soldiering.  We know that most soldiers join the army to fight for their country.  Help them do it and kick out the wussies that are dragging down our military fighting forces.  Oh, and kick out those who support them.

Fifth, restart the draft.  Make it mandatory that all able-bodied men and women serve at least two years in the U.S. military.  This concept speaks for itself.  The U.S. long ago lost a unifying institution to bring its citizens together.  About time we did this again.

The U.S. Army is designed to fight and win our nation’s wars by providing land dominance anywhere at any time.  Under the past U.S. president Obama, who appointed poorly qualified Secretaries of the Army (like Ash Carter and Eric Fanning), the army was spending more time trying to pacify the political elite than training to fight.  Thanks God, they’re gone.  Now is time to change.

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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