A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.
‚ÄúThe U.S. Navy has a looming officer retention problem,‚ÄĚ Cmdr. Snodgrass writes, adding there is an ‚Äúerosion of trust in senior leadership.‚ÄĚ
He says retention racked up its ‚Äúworst year in history‚ÄĚ for the special warfare community, including Navy SEALs, with a record number of lieutenants declining to stay. ...