Study: DEI efforts in US Armed Forces ineffective, run ‘opposite of the military ethos’

TEMPE, AZ - A study released by the Arizona State University Center for American Institutions has suggested that initiatives to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) doctrines in the United States military in a “Vast DEI Bureaucracy” are reducing our forces' effectiveness.

As reported by The Center Square, the year-long study conducted by the Center for American Institutions examined the programs in place throughout various branches of the military and their respective academies and found that training service members on “unconscious bias” and “intersectionality” in "pseudo-scientific assessments" is contradictory to American ideals and "are at best distractions that absorb valuable time and resources."

Furthermore, the study found that these efforts, "At worst ...communicate the opposite of the military ethos: e.g. that individual demographic differences come before team and mission.”

The Center's Director Donald Critchlow said in a press release provided to Law Enforcement Today, “Our research reviewed DEI policy in the military starting in the nineteen seventies to the modern day and concluded there are far more effective ways to promote unity and respect among military ranks than by spending millions annually to divide servicemembers by their gender or race.”

He further noted, "Just as private companies have abandoned the toxic advice of DEI consultants and programs, military leaders should end social engineering based on critical race theory and restore approaches that promote character and merit."

The report made several troubling findings such as observing that "DEI themes dominate the training and education that members of the armed forces receive about their country. As 'white supremacy' and racism have become a central focus of DEI trainings, white supremacist racism is assumed to be the core problem of the nation and of the military."

It further pointed to a massive expenditure in wasted funding and manpower noting, "DEI training focuses on rooting out 'white supremacy' even though there is little or no evidence that there is a problem of white supremacy in the military. The massive hunt during the stand-down in 2020 located roughly 100 out of a force of 2.1 million."

The report conclusively states that this style of DEI training in increasing as well, adding that the Department of Defense allocation for such projects has increased from $68 million in fiscal 2022 to $86.5 million in 2023 and the top-brass is now requesting an eye-watering $114 million to expand these programs into 2024.
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) brought attention to this matter during House hearings and shared the video to X writing, "How do the terms 'mom' and 'dad' impair cohesive team building in our military? The answer is they don’t. But DEI training at the Air Force Academy is discouraging service members from recognizing parents as 'moms and dads.'"

Senator Eric Schmitt (R-MO) expressed similar concerns at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in March 2023. Sharing the video to X he wrote, "Divisive DEI trainings and rhetoric absolutely do not belong in our military, yet the Biden Administration is hellbent on injecting identity politics into our military."
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Didn't take a genius to see that coming.


I guess the terms Sons and Daughters will be next!


Or male and female.


DEI is nothing more than a scheme against competent White males. Go on the internet and bring up EOAC STUDENT GUIDE to learn how malicious anti-White-male propaganda is being taught to young recruits, and is ruining morale.

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