Friday, February 16, 2018

Generation Snowflake Joins The Army

It comes in handy just after our recent discussion:

Army Redesigning Basic Training

Obviously, discipline and a sense of duty isn't something children are taught nowadays:

What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much of a sense of entitlement, questioning of lawful orders, not listening to instruction, too much of a buddy mentality with NCOs and officers and a lot of tardiness being late to formation and duties," Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost said. "These are trends that they see as increasing that they think are part of the discipline aspect that is missing and that they would like to see in the trainees that become soldiers that come to them as their first unit of assignment..."

Frost added that not only are trainees sloppy, but have a poor work ethic and are careless with equipment.

They also don't have to learn how to throw a hand grenade any more. Why, will you ask? Simply because they are incapable of doing it:

“We are finding that there are a large number of trainees that come in that quite frankly just physically don't have the capacity to throw a hand grenade 20 to 25 to 30 meters,” Frost said. “In 10 weeks, we are on a 48-hour period; you are just not going to be able to teach someone how to throw if they haven't thrown growing up."

Good luck in taking on China and Iran, guys!

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