A bombshell report by the Marine Corps Times this Wednesday revealed that President Barack Obama’s navy secretary, Ray Mabus, wants to transform the Marines boot camp into an ostensible coed party.
The Times explained that Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller received a letter on Jan. 1 from Mabus requesting that he create a “detailed plan” on how he plans to “integrate” boot camp:
“The Department of the Navy’s implementation plan must include gender integration of Marine Corps enlisted recruit training and officer candidate school,” Mabus wrote.
“In this submission, identify where, if anywhere, this training is already integrated, where it is separate, and specific steps that you will take to fully integrate these trainings.”
Neller’s spokesperson, Lt. Col. Eric Dent, confirmed with the Times that he is “working diligently to meet the intent of the Secretary of Defense’s policy.” Mind you, this does not mean that the Marines support Neller’s requested policy changes.
To date, the Marines have strongly defended their choice to keep enlisted boot camp segregated by gender, even though all the other services conduct coed recruit training.
In August, Marine officials told this reporter that dividing boot camp by gender allowed recruits to learn from same-sex role models, limited distractions, and created a safe space to discuss topics such as sexual assaults that had occurred prior to enlistment.
Note the use of the word “safe space.” Apparently, liberals like Barack Obama and Robert Neller believe that whiny college students need safe spaces to protect themselves from mean words, but men and women training for the toughest job in the world don’t.
Such foolishness and hypocrisy …
Boot camp used to look like:
Given the direction Obama wants to take Marine Corps, however, it will probably soon one day look more like this:
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V. Saxena is a conservative news writer and social/political commentator for the Conservative Tribune, the Federalist Papers Project and Downtrend.com who strives tirelessly to expose the errant hypocrisy of liberalism.