You have spoken several active military servicemen and younger veterans..........
As I stated above, my only desire is to offer a different perspective than the "facts" you have sited based on your understanding of the Army.
You're basically calling me a liar, which is fine. But, I am stating facts... Do you honestly think I just make this crap up to be argumentative with you? LOL..
I never claimed to have any deep understanding of the Army or any other branch of service for that matter... My "understanding" of the Army is irrelevant to acknowledging that what is happening is certainly not making our military stronger.. I am only stating what I know to be occurring based on what I have been told by servicemen who have experienced this crap first-hand. They all say the collective effects of these policies are divisive distractions that is hardly benign..
Please don't take my word for it.. The internet is full of articles that cover how all of the branches of the military have implemented equity, diversity, inclusion, and wokeness policies in the last decade. Google the Army's newest ACFT physical fitness test and see for yourself how the physical minimums are now adjusted for gender and age.
The lowering of physical minimum standards aside, every branch of the service now conducts some form of sensitivity and/or diversity training. Trump banned a good amount this specifically the CRT crap through EO's early in his term. However, the Brandon Administration via a declaration by none other than Defense Secy Lloyd Austin himself reversed all of the EO's and the training has since resumed. Your Generals and Commanders can claim all day long this sort of stuff has no effect, which makes them either in denial or complicit.. The implementation of double-standards in any merit-based organization will never have a good outcome.