The US Air Force hires a team of diversity, equity and inclusion managers with salaries of up to $180,000 per year.
As the United States faces growing threats from China and Russia – highlighted by the downing of a US drone by Moscow forces yesterday – the army chiefs of the are creating privileged jobs to carry out their “mission of inclusion” at home.
A senior position at the Pentagon, advertised earlier this month, pays up to $183,500 a year. The “Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Oversight Lead” will be responsible for making high-level decisions regarding Air Force diversity policies.
Several other similar vacancies are open at military bases across the country with salaries starting at $80,000. Candidates will work under the direction of Air Force Director of Diversity and Inclusion Marianne P. Malizia, whose mission is to “ensure a culture of inclusion.”
Critics of the diversity push say the strength of the US military at a time of heightened international tensions “is threatened by a leftist woke agenda” and called the program “disturbing”.
Candidates will work under the direction of Air Force Director of Diversity and Inclusion Marianne P. Malizia, whose mission is to “ensure a culture of inclusion.”
The threats facing the United States were highlighted yesterday when a US drone was shot down by a Russian plane over the Black Sea. At home, Air Force chiefs focus on ‘mission of inclusion’
There have been job postings for at least four leadership positions in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion this month.
A “diversity and inclusion coordinator” position at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska pays between $93,367 and $121,378 per year. The candidate will ‘[perform] a range of functions to facilitate and support the achievement of the installation/wing’s diversity and inclusion mission.
Like other advertisements, the display includes a soup of words of leadership language and enlightened terminology. The candidate will be responsible for “collaborating with human resource organizations to effectively embed and advance diversity and inclusion goals and objectives into the fabric of the organization and all aspects of the employee lifecycle.”
Another vacancy for a “diversity and inclusion coordinator” at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama offers between $82,830 and $107,680 per year.
Responsibilities include implementing “diversity and inclusion education and training courses and workshops to impact a culture of diversity and inclusion.”
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the Army’s diversity policies were “disturbing.”
In a forceful rebuke of current diversity and inclusion policies, Wicker said: ‘It is mystifying, even disturbing, to see President Biden’s senior political defense officials promoting toxic social policies of equal outcomes against equal opportunity.
“Their program has harmed military readiness and alienated a large portion of potential military recruits.”
Wicker, who served in the Air Force from 1976 to 1980, said recruiting should be prioritized amid geopolitical tensions between the United States, Russia and China. Military officials agree that the two countries pose the most serious security threats to the United States.
Relations between the United States and China were strained in February when a Beijing spy balloon was detected flying over America
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the Army’s diversity policies were “disturbing.” Pictured: A US Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (Lightning II) aircraft
America financed the war between Ukraine and Russia to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. Relations with China soured last month after a Beijing spy balloon floating over the country was shot down by US fighter jets and sparked a diplomatic crisis.
Wicker added: “Even as we return to an era of great power conflict, military recruitment is suffering. By the end of the year, there will be 30,000 fewer active duty troops than the day President Biden was sworn in.
“Public confidence in the military is also in free fall. The Reagan Institute found that less than 50% of Americans trust the military, down from 70% a few years ago.
“As Commander-in-Chief, President Biden’s most important job is to lead our military to defend the United States. But his administration is making that job harder by focusing on liberal social goals.
Officials said new recruits are undeterred by inclusion goals and said young people are discouraged because they don’t think the military is ‘relevant’ and are reluctant to put their lives ‘on hold’ “.
Citing Army recruiting surveys, Major General Alex Fink, the US Army’s chief marketing officer, said in February: “They just don’t see the Army as being in touch with modern culture. and everyday to which they are accustomed.’