The US Military is No Longer a Male Rite of Passage

By Ray Starmann

Remember, the old expression, ‘the Army will make a man out of you.’ Or, the Marines great recruiting tagline, “Looking for a few good men.” How about the Navy’s action-packed 1980’s commercials with F-14’s blasting off into the wild blue yonder under the cover of smoke and exhaust fumes as a gravelly voice told a nation of young men that to join the Navy wasn’t just a job, but an adventure.

From the birth of this nation, the military was seen as a male rite of passage, something one joined, not only out of patriotism, but to prove something to oneself; perhaps, like Phil Caputo, to avoid the complete drudgery of civilian life, and to find oneself in that ultimate crucible of manhood – war.

Young males always admired the generations of men who went before them and who had served honorably and survived to ‘stand a tip-toe’ for the rest of their days.

But, since, Tailhook in Sept of 1991, in what I believe was the launching point for the PC destruction of the US military, our armed forces have been on a downward spiral into an abyss of diversity, feminism, political correctness and cowardly leadership.

And, now, literally every week there are one or two or three stories detailing just how deep in the PC abyss the military has sunk.

Today, the Army Times, aka the Diversity Times, shouted out with glee the joyous fact that Staff Sgt. Amanda Kelley, 29, is the first enlisted woman to earn a Ranger tab.

1st Armored Division spokeswoman Lt. Col. Crystal Boring, could barely keep herself from busting out of her maternity army combat uniform when she updated Old Ironside’s Twitter Page with this announcement –

Congratulations to @USArmy Staff Sgt. Amanda F. Kelley for being the first enlisted woman to graduate Ranger School, and earn the coveted Ranger tab today at Fort Benning, Ga. She is the true definition of an #IronSoldier!

Oh rejoice! Diversity!

Who cares if we get our asses handed to us against the ChiComs? The important thing is to keep the lie going, national security be damned!

Kelley is a military intelligence electronic warfare specialist, serving in a combat aviation brigade. One might begin to ask oneself why in the name of God this soldier was sent to Ranger School, wasting tax payer money and taking a slot that some young stud in an Infantry Battalion could have filled.

Kelley’s attendance at Camp Diversity, aka Make-Believe Land, aka Fantasy Island, aka Ranger School and her ‘graduation’, served no other purpose than to shove another female through the course so Kirsten Gillibrand can get a tingle down her leg.

Ranger School used to be one of the toughest military schools in the world. For decades, men trained hard with the hope that they could earn a Ranger tab, maybe even serve in a Ranger battalion, maybe follow in the footsteps of the Boys of Pointe du Hoc and Merrill’s Marauders.

Why even go to Ranger School now? They’re graduating mommies, the cheerleader you wanted to date in high school and the butch dyke down the block.

Not exactly a male rite of passage, anymore is it? More like an episode of Big Brother – Blanks and Boots.

And, mark my words, you heard it here first, there will be some bimbo in the coming months sporting a Green Beret and the liberal world will shout loud and high about the joys of diversity and how men and women are physically equal, when every Swingin’ Richard on Smoke and Mirrors Hill at Bragg, knows damned well that the standards have been lowered so much at the SFQC that Granny Clampett could be your next A Team light weapons sergeant.

While the PC warriors celebrate diversity, our enemies are licking their chops like Wiley Coyote at an all you can eat ACME buffet. And, this time Wiley is going to kick some butt.

Our enemies are dying with laughter every day now. They don’t even have to squeeze off a round or drop a mortar in a tube. We’re doing all the work for them as we destroy ourselves in the name of feminism and political correctness.

What red blooded American male would want to serve in a US military of drag queens, cadets in red high heels, Mommy Rangers, lactating chicks in the field and waddling battalion commanders?

There’s a known fact that the feminist crowd would like to keep buried, like those Green Cards for those Ranger tabbed ladies that Benning hides so well – any industry women take over, men leave… in droves.

The future of the US military is a largely female force (there are currently 170,000 serving in the US Army) with a smattering of gay men, men who think they’re women, liberals in skinny fatigues and aggrieved soy boys.

The future of the US military is a broken force, a devastated force, if anything is left at all on some distant battlefield.

A perfect storm is brewing in the US military now. It’s a combination of a worthless Secretary of Defense who is probably the biggest disappointment since Evil Knievel’s failed Snake River Canyon jump, a Congress with few veterans and those who are, are mostly female, cowardly generals and admirals, liberal generals and admirals, a vocal LGBT mafia in the Beltway, candyass Millennial recruits and the feminist lobby which believes combat power equals the number of pregnant women a division has in its TO&E.

Nope, the US military just isn’t macho anymore.

And, that’s a big, big problem.

11 comments on “The US Military is No Longer a Male Rite of Passage
  1. I’ve been saying this for a while now: this whole PC “gender neutralization” the Pentagon is suddenly obsessed with (thanks to bleeding heart politicians who have never served a day in their life) is one of the reasons recruiting is so abysmal now. The military, especially the army, is no longer appealing to that pack of neighborhood boys who used to play “Rambo” and “war” with each other, or those high school buds who won the state championship in football together. To be a part of that BROTHERhood and to have each other’s backs, to hunt and kill together… it’s a primal instinct deep down in the genes of every male. In my opinion, the army and this latest PC escapade to neutralize genders has killed morale and that “fighting spirit” often shared amongst males. What guy worth his weight could get excited about going to and graduating Ranger school when he knows a 37 year old mommy got through?

  2. If anyone wants further elaboration on the degradation of the U.S. military, I suggest these authors:

    retired officers Kratman & Hackworth
    author Stephanie Guttman

  3. I could cry at how my US Army has castrated itself, I fought in Viet Nam and the Middle East and the last thing I wanted next to me in a firefight was a woman. And now my Army is a bunch of lesbians, misfits LBGTer’s, and wussy pussy anti Americans. This is not what I ever expected to see in my lifetime, the US Army deliberately destroying itself and thus endangering the entire Free World, yeah, the entire Free World depends on America’s military muscles for their safety, it the US goes, so do the rest of us.

    • It’s funny how the Vietnam era guys see what’s happening so clearly. With the Desert Storm era, it’s about 50-50, OIF about 25% and the new guys think everything is just dandy.

  4. WAIT TIL SOME RANGERETTE SHOWS UP AT YOUR DOOR, with her squad of crack troopers and asks for your ARMS,,,,,since the 2nd amendment was suspended and martial law has been declared due to a economic calamity that dwarfs the crash of ’29,,,,,systematic bank failures,,,,,,,,closed banks,,,,life savings vaporized,,,,,foreclosures,,,,,riots in the streets,,,,,,,a natiional panic ensues……LTC OLIVER NORTH is no accident at the NRA,,,,this was not a life tribute award job,,,,,,he is there to download everything he knows about how it all works to his much younger direct reports that will help them see in advance and thwart a constitutional crisis over the second amendment.,,,can’t happen???,,,,,,we have a commie pope in the vatican,,,,after that,,,,,,,the next prize for the commies is the abolition of a lawful citizen’s right to keep and bear arms under the second amendment to the constitution.,,,and this current crop of repukelicans did nothing to stop BO when they had the numbers,,,,THAT’S WHY ALL THESE REPUBLICANS MUST BE DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER,,,,by democrats and all those democrats thrown out in 2020 replaced with populist republicans,,,,,,,it’s a vile system but the only system we have.

    • and it gets worse,,,,,,,take what capt. starmann has said and go further…..THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ,,,ALL BRANCHES AND AT ALL LEVELS FROM MUD GRUNT TO THE CHIEFS ARE NOW BRAINWASHED AGAINST MAINSTREET,,,,,mainstreet values,,,,,,,middle class values,,,christian values……honest values,,,,,traditional values……old fashioned values…. normal orientation values,,,,,AND THAT MAINSTREET IS THE ENEMY WITHIN…..the military that you served is now oriented AGAINST YOU,,,,,,and they HATE YOU…..think not?,,,,,study stalin’s regime and hitler’s regime and see how they used the military against their citizens,,,and what i have just said is being spoken right now in the enlisted ranks across the services by radical elements and IT IS ACKNOWLEDGED IN POLLING THAT THE OFFICER CORP ACROSS ALL THE SERVICES,,,,,,,DESPISES TRUMP………by a majority of officers polled….TO THEM …….TRUMP IS A MAINSTREET REDNECK along with all the rest of the bad names.

  5. Ray, I retired in 1992 after 25 and flying Chinooks in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division (AM). In the early ’80’s I served a tour in an ROTC detachment at a small college, where the signs were beginning to show up. I had great female cadets there, one of whom I thought would be the school’s first female GO. She lasted 3 years. It’s not just men – it’s anyone with traditional, patriotic, God-fearing values. God help us if the perfumed princes running the Army aren’t stopped. Pregnant Ranger students? Mommies getting Ranger tabs? Looks like that POS from a few years back, “G I Jane” was prescient! God help us and thanks for keeping us old soldiers/Rangers up to date.

    • And, that’s a 37 year old Mommy with a Ranger tab. We were told in ROTC never to attempt Ranger School past 30 because it was so hard.


  6. What ever happened to the WACs and the WAVEs?
    Those were the women’s corps.

    Why do they have to be in the man’s army?

    I respect women who serve and some of them are badass, but let the men have their thing. It works better that way.

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