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Military Culture & Diversity

Obama Administration Ignores Sound Military Advice on...
Yesterday,  President Barack Obama  and Secretary Carter overruled the best professional advice of the  U.S. Marine Corps  in matters involving life, death, and national security.  Secretary Carter also broke his own promise to base his decision on the quality of... Read More
04 Dec 15
Tags Military Culture/Diversity, Training Standards & Health, Women in the Military
CMR Releases New Interim Special Report – Part II
The  Center for Military Readiness  has released a new two-section, 38-page   Interim CMR Special Report   that analyzes recently-released results of  U.S. Marine Corps  research done on the subject of  Women in Direct Ground Combat . Read More
01 Dec 15
Tags Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon, Women in the Military
Memo to Secretary Mabus: Marines Lives Matter
The following op-ed by CMR President  Elaine Donnelly  was published in the Washington Times Commentary section under the title  Marines Lives Matter  (Sept. 15, 2015) Read More
23 Sep 15
Tags Military Culture/Diversity, Training Standards & Health, Women in the Military
Pentagon’s New Gender Order Takes “Diversity” to Extremes
In the classic TV series  “M*A*S*H*,”   Corp. Maxwell Klinger , played by  Jamie Farr , dressed in women’s clothes in hopes that he might be sent home from the  Korean War .  Decades later, Pentagon officials have embraced policies that might encourage... Read More
22 Jun 15
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity, Women in the Military
New British Report Shreds Case for Women in Direct Ground...
The  British Ministry of Defence (MoD)  has released a new report on the issue of women in land combat titled: Read More
20 Feb 15
Tags Congress/Legislation, Military Culture/Diversity, Women in the Military
CMR Releases Interim Report on Marine Corps Research...
The  Interim CMR Special Report  reveals previously-undisclosed findings derived from research done since 2012, when former Defense Secretary  Leon Panetta  set in motion   incremental steps to repeal all of women's exemptions from direct ground combat units by... Read More
03 Oct 14
Tags Congress/Legislation, Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon, Women in the Military
The Marines and General Mundy -- The Rest of the Story
On Saturday, April 12, I was privileged to attend the  Military Tribute  at the  Marine Corps Memorial  near  Arlington National Cemetery  honoring  General Carl E. Mundy, Jr. , the 30th Commandant, who died on April 2. Read More
16 Apr 14
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity
The Marines and General Mundy
General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., the 30th Commandant, was a man of character, a mentor, and a good  friend I've known since 1994.  On April 2 he died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, having struggled with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma.  His email... Read More
05 Apr 14
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law, Military Culture/Diversity
New CMR Analysis: Pentagon Cannot Justify Anti-Woman...
Marines "Experimental Task Force" Unlikely to Change Reality    Under orders from the Department of Defense, the Marines have been conducting research on whether it makes sense to assign women to direct ground combat units.  Partial findings released so far indicate that... Read More
18 Mar 14
Tags Military Culture/Diversity, Training Standards & Health, Women in the Military
Defense Department Issues New Rules on Religious Liberty...
The Department of Defense recently released an  Instruction   (Number 1300.17) to implement a defense bill "conscience clause" to protect religious liberty in the military.  The January 22 directive referenced  Section 533  of the  National Defense Authorization... Read More
28 Jan 14
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom, Military Culture/Diversity
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