Thursday, August 12, 2010

Diversity Thursday

Really, the intellectual damage the Diversity Cult has inflicted on the Navy is beyond parody. You can win Bu11sh1t Bingo in the first two paragraphs along. The Onion could not do better. It is almost as bad as this blog's mission statement at the top of the page.

Wow. Just wow. What a demonstration of obsequious, soul-selling, ass-smacking as is rarely seen outside of a Maoist Self-Criticism Seminar.
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UNCLAS//
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ALNAVRESFOR 004/10
SUBJ/CHIEF OF NAVY RESERVE DIVERSITY STRATEGIC VISION//
REF/A/MSG/CNO/031958Z MAR 2008//
AMPN/REF A IS THE CNO DIVERSITY POLICY GUIDANCE NAVADMIN 059/08//

RMKS/1. THIS ALNAVRESFOR ANNOUNCES OUR NAVY RESERVE DIVERSITY STRATEGIC
VISION ISSUED 21 MAY 2010.

2. THROUGHOUT OUR FORCE AND ACROSS OUR COUNTRY AND THE GLOBE OUR RESERVE FORCE EMPHASIZES THE CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING A ROBUST DIVERSITY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE NAVY TOTAL FORCE OF THE FUTURE. PER REF A, CONTINUING TO PROACTIVELY STRESS ORGANIZATIONAL DIVERSITY REMAINS A TOP PRIORITY THROUGHOUT OUR NAVY AND IS A KEY ENABLER FOR OUR SUCCESS AS A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD. ATTRACTING, RECRUITING, TRAINING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE, VERSATILE NAVY WORKFORCE IS CRITICAL TO ACHIEVING OUR CHIEF OF
NAVAL OPERATION'S VISION AND GOAL FOR OUR NAVY TO EMBRACE THE DIVERSITY AND CAPTURE THE TALENT OF AMERICA. TO SHOW HOW THE NAVY RESERVE FITS INTO THE CNO NAVY TOTAL FORCE DIVERSITY STRATEGY, OUR 2010 DIVERSITY STRATEGIC VISION IS IN ITS ENTIRETY BELOW.

3. THE NAVY RESERVE, AS A KEY COMPONENT IN THE NAVY TOTAL FORCE IS COMMITTED TO ATTRACTING AND RETAINING DIVERSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO REFLECT THE FACE OF OUR NATION. EQUALLY IMPORTANT IS OUR COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE BY 2037 THE CNO'S VISION OF A FLAG WARDROOM THAT MORE CLOSELY REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THE NATION. DIVERSITY IS A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF THE NAVY RESERVE. IT IS MORE THAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, RACE, GENDER, OR RELIGION. BY EMBRACING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, WE RECOGNIZE THAT EACH MEMBER BRINGS DIFFERENT SKILLS, TALENTS, AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF EXCELLENCE. DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND IDEAS CAPTURES THE VAST TALENT VITAL TO MISSION SUCCESS AND WILL MAKE OUR NAVY STRONGER. WITH LOCATIONS IN ALL 50 STATES, AND THE TERRITORIES OF GUAM AND PUERTO RICO, THE NAVY RESERVE IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO SUPPORT RECRUITING AND RETENTION EFFORTS. WE ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BY LEVERAGING OUR FOOTPRINT ACROSS THE NATION. THIS ENABLES US TO COMMUNICATE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO THOSE WHO DESIRE TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY, ON EITHER A FULL OR PART-TIME BASIS. ADDITIONALLY, THE RESERVE COMPONENT PROVIDES STAY NAVY OPTIONS TO HELP RETAIN OPERATIONALLY RELEVANT AND FULLY TRAINED SAILORS. SEAMLESS TRANSITIONS BETWEEN ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENTS OFFER LONG TERM, FLEXIBLE NAVY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL SAILORS WHILE ENABLING THE NAVY TO MEET MISSION REQUIREMENTS IN A MORE COST EFFECTIVE MANNER. BY FOCUSING ON LEADERSHIP, OUTREACH, MENTORING, AND LIFE/WORK INITIATIVES, THE NAVY RESERVE WILL HELP ATTRACT AND RETAIN A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE NAVY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE CONTINUUM OF SERVICE SOLUTIONS TO ATTRACT THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST WHILE FOSTERING AN ENVIRONMENT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL ACROSS ALL RANKS, RATES AND COMMUNITITIES.

4. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NAVY DIVERSITY PROGRAM, VISIT THE NAVY DIVERSITY WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY AND THE NAVY RESERVE DIVERSITY WEBSITE AT HTTPS://PRIVATE.NAVYRESERVE.NAVY.MIL/3447B/N01/DIVERSITY.

5. MY POINTS OF CONTACT ARE: CNRF: LCDR LASHANDRA [REDACTED], COMM: (757) 322-[REDACTED], EMAIL: LASHANDRA.[REDACTED](AT)NAVY.MIL OR CNRFC: PSC DIONN [REDACTED], COMM: (757)322-[REDACTED], EMAIL: DIONN.[REDACTED](AT)NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY VADM D. J. DEBBINK, COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE FORCE//
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I feel embarrassed for everyone involved. I hope you sleep well. Yep, everyone wants to be VADM to have their name to Commissariat stuff like this. Icky.

27 comments:

LT B said...

"DIVERSITY IS A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF THE NAVY RESERVE. IT IS MORE THAN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, RACE, GENDER, OR RELIGION...
"WE RECOGNIZE THAT EACH MEMBER BRINGS DIFFERENT SKILLS, TALENTS, AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF EXCELLENCE."

We of course will measure this by percentages of skin colors and genitalia.  Definitely the USN is flirting w/ a SCOTUS case.  This is some silly BS.  Nothing like selling your soul.  Good job.  I can see LCOL West, be inspired then read this drivel and ponder WTF happened to the Navy?  It seems the LCDR at the academy wasn't the only whore in the ranks.  Pathetic!

Anonymous said...

"<span>We of course will measure this by percentages of skin colors and genitalia."  Exactly.</span>

I had dinner last night with a naval officer who was raised by a seriously screwed up mother. This officer knows about food stamps, living in ghettos in various parts of the country, lack of food, electricity and even water (from overdue utility bills), and is quite familiar with the effects of drugs and prostitution on others.  The officer started out enlisted then went to college, and has since held command at sea.

But as a white male, this officer is not diverse and so obviously has no "different skills talents and experiences" to bring to bear as a leader in creating an "evironment of excellence." /sarcasm

FbL said...

Oops!  That was me above.

virgil xenophon said...

The old dilemma, whether to laugh or cry--would be funny were it not so truly pathetic/idiotic/imbecilic--call it what you will. In 1971 Edward L King wrote a searing indictment of the Army and its' orgizational disarray and PC head-in-the-sand approach to the "Black Power" movement then under a full head of steam entitled: "The Death of the Army: A Pre-Mortum." You, CDR Sal, are simply writing a companion work for the Navy--only in serial episodic form.

MR T's Haircut said...

Unsettleing.. and  I am too hoarse to yell about it anymore...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Here's bettin' "LaShandra" ain't Irish, either. 

DeltaBravo said...

Maybe Black Irish?  (bada-bing!)

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Delta Bravo, ladies and gentlemen!  Wasn't she fabulous?  Try the veal!

G-man said...

We are so diversi-phucked.

Grumpy Old Ham said...

Six paragraphs, and not a single word about deterring the enemies of the United States, and defeating their naval forces should deterrence fail -- let alone how "Diversity" promotes that goal.

I must be a dinosaur.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

America's enemies?  Like England and Israel?  As opposed to our staunch allies like Syria and China.  And don't forget Russia. 

Grumpy Old Ham said...

My money's on "LaShandra" being a "two-fer", and on the double-secret watch list discussed here last week.

Anonymous said...

"DIVERSITY STRATEGIC VISION"

Umm, just exactly how many strategic visions does the Navy have right now?

Must be some sort of paradigm shift in world affairs occured since 2006:

II. Vision

The vision we seek is: Americans secure at home and abroad; sea and air lanes open and free for the peaceful, productive movement of international commerce; enduring national and international naval relationships that remain strong and true; steadily deepening cooperation among the maritime forces of emerging partner nations; and a combat-ready Navy -- forward-deployed, rotational and surge capable -- large enough, agile enough, and lethal enough to deter any threat and defeat any foe in support of the Joint Force.

Retired Now said...

Bring back Admiral Nimitz or Adm Burke.    The good old days.....

Back when UNITY was the goal in the military and naval units.

Who shifted the military from UNITY and made DIVERSITY the goals ?!!

DM05 said...

Let me be clear... nav diversity, this global force for good nonsense, and Roughead's wet dream obsession with both have degraded readiness. That's what I really think.  Other than that, it's a great Navy day - let's hope for a better future.

Anonymous said...

I think RESFORCOM should quickly follow USJFCOM onto the ash heap of history.

John said...

A totally worthless goal, being pushed by clueless idiots.

The flag who signed this is one who obviously is unsuited for any command billet in a dangerous world where we have real enemies and are actually at war. 

Fire the body, abolish the billet.  Dump the staff and their billets while you are at it.

John said...

A totally worthless goal, being pushed by clueless idiots.

The flag who signed this is one who obviously is unsuited for any command billet in a dangerous world where we have real enemies and are actually at war. 

Fire the body, abolish the billet.  Dump the staff and their billets while you are at it.

Anonymous said...

I think the names speak for themselves.

LT B said...

From the WaPo we have the following quote from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/12/AR2010081206232.html?hpid=topnews

"By almost any measure, the military is more top-heavy an institution than it has been for decades. Today, there are 40 four-star generals and admirals -- one more than in 1971, during the Vietnam War, even though the number of active-duty troops has shrunk by almost half.
The number of active-duty generals and admirals of all rank, meanwhile, has increased by about 13 percent since 1996.
It is, as Gates puts it, "brass creep."

Not a diversity thing, but diversity is definitely a directorate/staff that is FAR too big and has had FAR too much importance placed upon it.  The Title, "Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation" makes me ask "for whom?"  Just the FOGOs and O6s bucking for FOGO really.

Nosmo King said...

Damn, I get tired of reading your racist bullshit. You know, I'm real sorry the military can't be made up entirely of straight white catholic men. Get over it, grow the fuck up, and knuckle-drag your pussy little ass into the 21st century.

AW1 Tim said...

My my, but your period came early this month, didn't it.....

:*

  if you're interested in racists, you ought to go up to Milington where they all work.   You won't find them on this blog, unless they are trolling for attention like you seem to be,

  V/R,

Southern Air Pirate said...

How can it be racist to point out racist policies of the leadership? Or does the kettle constantly call the pot the abscence of color what past for good and sound judgement in your world?

cdrsalamander said...

You really don't read this blog much, do you?  
- Straight = guilty, though I support gay servicemebers serving openly.
- White = depends on how you define your terms.  I prefer mutt, thank you.
- Catholic.  Ummmm .... read my profile.

So, now what NK?  Would you like to address the issue, or do you want to make more uninformed, baseless attacks?

UltimaRatioRegis said...

"<span>Damn, I get tired of reading your racist bullshit."</span>

If you are referring to Roughead's and senior Navy's constant harping on "diversity" to the exclusion of all else, including a trained and combat-ready Navy, you have a point. 

If you aren't, you don't.

Southern Air Pirate said...

Cdr,

Just doing a quickie google on this troll's name leads to the following first two hits, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Vernon_Watson an english actor who did black face from the '20's on up till just after WW2. The other hit is from Snopes about fake names and lack of intelligence or smarts with regards to multi-syllablic words, http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. Me thinks they are trying to pwned you (and us) by not some of us not noticing the name and there by proving our unintelligence.

Old NFO said...

Whenever a leftist calls someone a racist it is conclusive proof he has lost the argument.  We need to stop being afraid of that charge and simply point out that the one who hurls it has nothing of consequence to say.  Usually they themselves are obsessed with race, are using it as a weapon, and are very angry they have been caught at it.