That sound you hear are Gunnery Sergeants whirling in their graves:
Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
Go here to The New York Post to read the rest. Hey, it isn’t as if the military is any longer for fighting and winning wars. Under Obama the military is for social experimentation and to win cheap votes through pandering to interest groups. So if our military is going to be reduced to a politically correct circus they may as well wear clown hats to match. Gunnery Sergeant Ermey do you have a comment?
Update: Marine brass since this story exploded have been denying that the Obama administration is behind this. Go here to a story in Stars and Stripes. That my friends, as we used to say when I was in the Army in my misspent youth, is complete and utter BS. The unisex push in uniforms has been going on all this year. Go here to read about it.
The uniform experiment comes as the service continues to introduce changes aimed at improving gender equality, most falling in line with the Defense Department’s mandate to open more jobs to women. For instance, starting next year, female Marines will be required to perform pullups on their annual Physical Fitness Tests, as men do, and the service is developing “gender-neutral” physical standards that will become part of Marines’ job requirements. Additionally, officials are making a concerted effort to put more women in key leadership roles.
And “as we’re re-evaluating the role of women in the Marine Corps as a whole,” Norton said, “we’re also re-evaluating the uniforms that are being used.”
All the services are being forced to do this. The Navy introduced a unisex cover. It was celebrated as showing the commitment of Obama’s Secretary of the Navy to a gender blind fleet. Go here to read the article which appeared in the Navy Times. (Why the formatting of the article is off beats me.) Anyone who believes that the Obama administration is not behind this nonsense is too innocent for words.