A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the militaryâ€™s relentless social conditioning programs.
Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, until recently a Pentagon speech writer for the chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues â€” an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.
â€śThe U.S. Navy has a looming officer retention problem,â€ť Cmdr. Snodgrass writes, adding there is an â€śerosion of trust in senior leadership.â€ť
He says retention racked up its â€śworst year in historyâ€ť for the special warfare community, including Navy SEALs, with a record number of lieutenants declining to stay. ...