Thursday, September 16, 2010

Diversity Thursday

A Navy at War.

A Navy short of funds.

A Navy Reserve that needs to husband its funds to ensure it supports the warfighter.


BEHOLD ALL THAT IS UNCLEAN,
AND WEEP THE BELOVED NAVY
-----Original Message-----
From: ADSW, ADT, MOB officer opportunities [mailto:OPPORTUNITIES_OFFICER@WWW.LISTSERV.NAVY.MIL] On Behalf Of [REDACTED], Kedrick PS2 CNRFC, N3
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 9:38
To: [REDACTED]@WWW.LISTSERV.NAVY.MIL
Subject: Force Diversity Program Officer

1. Supported Command POC Information: CAPT Adam [REDACTED], (619) 537-[REDACTED], adam.[REDACTED]@navsoc.socom.mil.

2. Advertised Position Title:
Force Diversity Program Officer

3. Supported Command, Duty Location: Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) Recruiting Directorate (RD), NAB Coronado, CA

4. Rank required: LCDR/O4 (1XXX, Warfare Designator)

5. Number of Positions Required: 1

6. Start Date: 01 OCT 2010

7. Number of Days: 1st QTR: 90 days, 2nd QTR: 90 days

8. Clearance Required: SECRET

9. Type of Orders: ADT (Quarterly ADT funding). Local fill only, no Per Diem.

10. Description of the Requirement or Tasks to be performed:

NSWC Diversity Programs Officer develops, directs, and
manages outsourcing (contracted) efforts, outreach initiatives, reporting requirements, budget considerations, and all other requirements associated with minority-focused awareness building campaign efforts.

The candidate must have highly developed communication skills (writing, speaking, presentation building, and situation analysis); be comfortable advising and briefing senior officers; relate well to Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) and Surface Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) candidates of diverse backgrounds; understand marketing and awareness building practices; and understand Navy and Naval Special Warfare (NSW) diversity goals and strategies. Applicant must also be competent in managing government contracts. Prior NSW Experience is preferable, but not a requirement.

Applicant will be required to:

a. Champion diversity interests to include business case development, leadership concurrence and participation, organizational education, and coordination of marketing/awareness strategy support initiatives.

b. Support continuous process improvement and management of the NSW diversity strategy to include
development of key metrics to measure support of NSW and CNO diversity goals.

c.
Manage contracts and associated contract personnel, in-house initiatives, and volunteer support, to ensure best results in support of an awareness campaign designed to market to minority high potential candidates and their influencers.

d. Maintain physical conditioning and an appearance reflective of NSW's emphasis on professionalism, physical fitness, and mission readiness.

e. Provide frequent updates to the Recruiting Director and the NSW Commander, regarding progress, programs, best practices, and proposals for continuing operations.

f. Develop the NSW Annual Report on Diversity. Prepare NSW Commander to present this brief to the CNO.

This position is physically located at NSWC RD on NAB Coronado. Up to one week of travel per month may be required. An O4 is recommended for this billet because of frequent interaction with the Commander, NSWC, high-level community leaders, and the CNO's other diversity leaders. This ADSW billet will directly support the Global War on Terrorism by facilitating recruitment of racially diverse SEAL and SWCC operators to support projected operations in which racial alignment will provide tactical advantage.

11. Additional Remarks: If interested, submit a Resume/Military Bio
with photo to POC listed. Deadline for applications is noon PST on Wednesday, 22 September 2010.
A Navy at war? What is not being done to support NSW forces fighting and bleeding, vice supporting the cancer that is the Diversity Industry - and the CNOs psycho-political fetish?

59 comments:

Concerned said...

And you are surprised?  In this bloated Defense budget, the only growing components are administrative assistance and civilian employees.

E_L_P said...

Got to have that all important photo. What if someone tried to apply that was unacceptable? "FleetAVFacPac" may I help you?"

DM05 said...

Top cover for the Recruiting Director and the NSW Commander in a Navy gone crazy.

llq said...

Remember (the cult of) TQL? This fad will probably go the same way.

Combat Wombat said...

When the Wombat was a boat guy, diversity was Big Nav gave you orders, without your say-so, concurrence or request. Then it was the guys who were river rats and boat guys liked it enough to stick around for as many tours as they could. Then it was development of the SWCCs and the volunteers therein. The froggies were always self-selecting. Diversity in desire, and unit cohesion.

DAY-UM! As T would say, I PITY THA FOOL! :'(

LT B said...

How's this for diversity?  I was on a ship and put one between the running lights of a Somali pirate, then I was in Iraq and called in ordnance on a Jordanian terrorist, follow on work had me in Afghanistan where I shot a Chechen red headed fool along with calling ordnance on a Pakistani sneaking into the country. 

THAT is NSW diversity.  FOOLS!

LT B said...

And I was not saying the "I" in that "resume" was me.  Just the high speed low drag SEAL applying.

Salty Gator said...

When Salty Gator was a young MIDN, he and his friend, Columbian, were applying to BUD/S out of NROTC.  Another friend, Filipino E., was also applying.  Filipino E got a few Captains in the then fledgling Diversity Industry to write impassioned letters to Congress about how there are not enough Filipinos in Naval Special Warfare and how this is a Diversity Issue.  Please note:  at that time, there was ZERO SOCOM presence in the PI.  Not like today.  The entire case was made on behalf of not enough of one race being represented.
Bottom line:  Filipino E got in, we did not, despite superior scores and credentials.  E washed out two weeks into INDOC.

hoo.  yah.

Columbian went on to be a SWO, and eventually landed in a cool guy job doing cool guy things for cool guy people.  Salty also became a SWO, and was medical'd out.

E went on to resign his commission, enlist in the Marines (after a failed stint in the USNR), and after a few years find his way back to the officer world via USMC OCS.

JimmyMac said...

"TQL - paint chipping for officers."

John said...

BULLSH!T, just absolutely stupid, worthless, wasteful BULLSH!T!

However, it is in keeping with "leadership's" guidance, whims, or fear-driven guilt or political correctness, so it will undoubtedly go forward.

We are trillions of dollars in debt with unsustainable deficits, and this is the best and most urgent use of the manpower and money allotted the Navy?

BULLSH!T, just absolutely stupid, worthless, wasteful BULLSH!T!

Navig8r said...

I remember the days as a young ENS or j.g. when I was burried in useless paperwork.  I always thought that what we needed was a good war to focus on more important things.

Apparently, I was wrong.

Spade said...

<span>"An O4 is recommended for this billet because of frequent interaction with the Commander, NSWC, high-level community leaders, and the CNO's other diversity leaders."</span>
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<span>I like this bit. They need an O-4 not due to any major requirement, experience, the number of people underneath them or anything like that. They want an O-4 because the higher ups would feel dirty talking to somebody of lesser rank.</span>
<span></span>
<span>Also, what the hell are they contracting out? </span>

Andy said...

Submitted from the AUSN (nee Naval Reserve Assoc.) website; their current magazine's cover story.  Hmmm, this seems like someone forgot to be gender-neutral in the selection process:

http://ausn.org/NewsPublications/Magazine/2010/September2010/tabid/2358/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2475/Navys-Four-Sailors-of-the-Year.aspx

'nuff said.  Sorry thing is the fact that these four sailors probably are pretty dang good performers, but now there will always be the unspoken (for fear of the Zampolit) question...

Aubrey said...

Just wait until the zampolit design a way around Hell Week for "preferred candidates"

Salty Gator said...

it is amazing to me that we care so much about race while "admiring" an enemy who could give less.  Look at the enemy:  they don't care what you are, Arab, Persian, White, Black, Asian, whatever.  And we have to hear about it all the time.

So, take the one characteristic of Islam that is actually good, and we ignore it.  Because it doesn't fit in with the diveristy industry.  so instead we'll tell lies about how "tolerant" they are.  Tolerant my ass.  Come into my country and you "tolerate" me?!   Palestinians and Israelis tolerate each other right up until they blow each other up. 

Wow, tangent.

Salty Gator said...

I'm going to go find the coffee pot and repost when I've had a chance to PMS my brain.

mike lambert said...

I need help understanding racial alignment!!  And I thought we were done with GWOT.

xformed said...

Photo, in case you have a Hispanic surname, but...you look like a plain old white person....not only must you be capable of filling the job, you have to "belong" so everyone will knows you really get it, even if you really grew up in a nice, middle class neighborhood.

They are just fooling themselves by painting the facade.

So much for by someone's character being the reason they get an opportunity.

xformed said...

TQL, sold as a "COMPLETELY NEW AND IMPROVED!" concept was...BS.  Good if you're in a corporate office, trying to get that big commission as a salesman, but...hey, we had the sounding and securities, and the messengers taking data hourly for how long before anyone heard of TQL?  And EOOWs reviewing logs and circling outo f specs in red....gee...did Deming just copy the Navy Engineering model?

Anyhow, when I, in my mandated TQL brain washing sessions, was rude enough to pint out that we already did lots of TQL like functions, and yes, extending it to other areas not already covered was a good idea, I was branded publically by the going no where LCDR teaching the class (oh, well, he was positioning himself to be "the expert" when they booted him as 2xFOS) as a "HERETIC!"  Screw him.  I used the principles effectively all over, just never tried to convince the troops this was "NEW AND IMPROVED AS SEEN IN JAPAN."

xformed said...

Yep...after all your commenting, we know you're just trying to get some of the hyper-macho to rub off on you LOL

xformed said...

Maybe special mentoring programs, but only by SEALS of diversity, to help them make the grade...also known as getting the gouge.

xformed said...

Dn't ask, because they probably won't tell.  Is that Unconstitutional, too?

xformed said...

When is the last time you did an "open and inspect?"

Byron said...

ROFLMAO!!!!

Byron said...

I noticed the body fat minimums were quietly ignored...

MR T's Haircut said...

"This ADSW billet will directly support the Global War on Terrorism by facilitating recruitment of racially diverse SEAL and SWCC operators to support projected operations in which racial alignment will provide tactical advantage."

What about Racial Alignment that provides an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE?   and how does "RACIAL ALIGNMENT" proved a tactical advantage?  How?

this term "Racial Alignment" is the tempest.... look for it nore often now.. what a crock of shit..

MR T's Haircut said...

I am glad I was not the only clued into the Racial Alignment comment after reading the below commentary (after I posted mine cause I was angry)

these idiots would know tactics if it bit them in the ass...

MR T's Haircut said...

I guess a white or otherwords NON RACIALLY ALIGNED SEAL doesnt have any tactical advantage.. so why even bother sending him through BUDS training and all the follow on killer shooter stuff..   idiots...

MR T's Haircut said...

"An O4 is recommended for this billet because of frequent interaction with the Commander, NSWC, high-level community leaders, and the CNO's other diversity leaders"

Why do we need an O4 to interact with Senior Diversity Leaders?  I thought the Navy had NO SENIOR DIVERSITY LEADERS....

What an O2-O3 isnt "Diverse" enough?

MR T's Haircut said...

<span>I am glad I was not the only clued into the Racial Alignment comment after reading the below commentary (after I posted mine cause I was angry)  
 
these idiots would not know tactics if it bit them in the ass...</span>

G-man said...

Leave diversity to the teletubbies - I think we still have one in a kid's closet somewhere.  Get back to fixing issues that will sink the Navy like lack of affordable shipbuilding and aircraft procurement, manning, idotic uniform policies, too many flags and staffs that provide no value, an oh, supporting a war.  Otherwise we will have a"diverse" Navy stuck at the pier and unable to answer this country's call.  Sad, just frigging sad.

LT B said...

NO!  I want Ines Sainz to rub off on me!!  ;)

Combat Wombat said...

I guess guys like this just aren't good enough anymore....<img></img>

simulationist said...

Sometimes in my more subversive moods, I consider asking for one of these billets so that I can subvert from the inside.  My next set of orders is most likey my last.  Then when I regain sanity I realize that one must be able to mask incredulity in order to subvert.

FOD said...

Not to hop off the bandwagon, but I thought that's the only element of this piece that isn't Diversity bullshit. 

Come on, we really can't think of a few situations where SEALS could find tactical advantage in having a team member who looks (and maybe sounds) like the locals?  

Reminds me of the old Cold War joke a Soviet missile officer once told me...

An American was selected to become a covert agent, he trained with native instructors, was immersed becoming completely fluent in Russian, mastering several regional accents, their mannerisms, culture, geography, personalities, and dress. He became expert on the Soviet military, learning the details of different organizations, weapons systems, and tactics.  After years of training, he was ready for his mission. He was given Russian clothing (correct down to the labels) and parachuted at night into the country. At dawn he walks into the first village, doors and windows slam shut, the police drive up and arrest him immediately as a spy. 
He is taken for interrogation where he asks his captors, "How? How did you know?"  The interrogators smiles and says, "Wery simple you see, we have no black people here."

Russians love that joke.

FOD said...

Captain, See my post above.

xformed said...

You mean "rub on" you...or...you really need to go back to middle school and audit one of the health classes...

Salty Gator said...

last time would probably be when I was 17 years old and split it open playing football.  Never fully recovered....been C-2 since :)

Salty Gator said...

I would love to see some fat PAO type tell the Commander of Naval Special Warfare Center that his command is a failure because it isn't diverse enough.  That is before NSWC Actual puts him in the tank and swims him to the bottom for three minutes of oxygen deprived self introspection.

Salty Gator said...

I'm wondering when the NFL and NBA players association will catch up with the diversity industry and get on board!  Where's the white people?  Where's the asians?  Where's the pygmies?

Another LT said...

love it!

LT B said...

Yeah, cause historically, that white boy from the south has been a crappy shot and not very good in the woods. 

LT B said...

Of course someone looking Philippino, or Somali or Persian would be a good pick.  Then again, they have to pick the SEALs and SWCC.  It truly is a voluntary service and THEN they have to make it through BUDS.  Want to bring in more MEN of color?  Start teaching combat side stroke at the city pools, tell stories of daring do, then tell them that no matter what their skin color is, if they can pass the tests they will be SEALs, and then let them find you when they are old enough.  A lot of 18 yo tadpoles start working out in high school and have been reading about them for awhile.  Target junior high kids.  This doesn't take a diversity directorate or officer.  Sailors in the Fleet know what SEALs are and we don't have to go chasing anybody for their skin color. 

LT B said...

We'll sail a C-2 unit though.  Carry on!

LT B said...

Tomato, tomahto.  :-D

DeVriess said...

We need to put all those excess flag officers aboard ships, so that when the ship runs aground, or hits the pier, then the CNO will lose confidence in the Flag and relieve him instead of some O 5 or O 6. We got too many worthless Flags with do nothing jobs, putting out bilge like this.

Quartermaster said...

'Phib, they need to prepare  for the repeal of DADT, doncha know? Gotta make sure the queers get their part of the pie.

xformed said...

And...where are the women?  They are just like men you know...

MR T's Haircut said...

TQL = I called it "They Quit Leading"

Curtis said...

For my part it was interesting that the advert indicated that it was only an ADT op but then referred to it later as an ADSW op.  HUGE difference between the two on a pay and allowances basis.

Curtis said...

no no,

don't do useless paperwork!~  Follow up by not doing useless paperwork.  When I was at SWOS in 83 they showed for us a film called the 1 minute manager.  You take paperwork nonsense and put it in your top drawer and if nobody asked about in the week you move it to the middle drawer and if nobody asked about it after a month you just dumped the contents of the bottom drawer. 

No kidding.  They showed that to us for management of paperwork.

Stupid idiots then introduced email.  B@stards!

At SPAWAR and later I used to get these Friday 1500, 'need a response instantly on this tasker we've been sitting on since Monday and you must respond by 1600' and I'd routinely respond with '32'.  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is excellent training for JOs.  Expect the Unexpected!

Dave Navarre said...

I knew a Garcia who was blond-haired and blue-eyed. I think his father was Panamanian, so he truly was Hispanic, but would probably not have qualified for the position since his photo didn't look the part.

Anonymous said...

It ain't coming from the PAO.  Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command has been pushing this as hard as anyone.

Anonymous said...

Ugh.  Please tell me you're retired.

LT B said...

"42"  not "32"  Wrong handbook. :)

Curtis said...

Precisely!  left it in the wild to see who else had the series.  My room mates at NSI hated zaphod beeblebrox.  I had the whole series on tape back in '82, on record/different later and finally on cd.  Read the books.

Grandpa Bluewater said...

It is "amazing" how many Spaniards don't look "hispanic" or even "Mediterranean"; not to mention Argentineans, where one or two of the founding national heroes  wouldn't qualify(General O'Higgins comes to mind).  Southern south america had a lot of the same countries sending (legal) immigrants as the USA in the 19th century, which leads to people with hispanic surnames and northern european appearance.

Which is logical, because "hispanic" isn't a race, it's a bunch of people with similar culture (supposedly) and the same language, common history (really?) which encompasses all races from all of the former Spanish Empire, which at one time by Papal decree was half the world (in theory, shaky theory).

USA "racial" politics are unique to the USA.  The rest of the world is a lot of very different places, cultures, and folks.  "Race" hustling quasi-marxist machine pols and hate mongering "religious" "leaders" to the contrary.

The whole obsession is toxic to the core. 

Me, I'm a crazy man, I think we are all God's children and should act accordingly (with the possible exception of my pain in the ass brother who works in Hollywood).

ewok40k said...

Scandinavian  genes are persistent...
see: Visigoths in Spain, 400s-720s

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