Retired Navy Commander
- Sep 3, 2014
- Reaction score
- Pacific NW
- Political Leaning
Blake Masters, the Republican nominee for Senate in Arizona, has repeatedly said the U.S. should clean house on the senior ranks of the military, pushing the claim that all the generals and admirals are “woke” and “left-wing” losers who’ve never won a war.
His solution? Fire them all, and promote “the most conservative colonels.”
Masters obviously never served. The U.S. military is diverse. It is inclusive. It encourages independent thinking (to a degree) and initiative on the part of junior officers.
Leadership includes fostering strong relations and respect for its "blue collar employees," meaning the enlisted ranks.
Firing the professionals and replacing them with political toadies would be a terrific way to destroy the greatest fighting institution on the planet.