Hmm

The Armed Forces has unacceptable levels of sexism, racism and bullying because it is led by a “pack of white middle-aged men”, a major new report has said.

The Armed Forces are one of the few places where you only get to be a manager by having done the job for a couple of decades.

Your promotion into line management being based upon close examination of you over those years by all around you. Those who fail the test – there are any number of Majors and Commanders off running support lines and the like, knowing and known to be never to get any further – stop being line managers quite early on in a potential career.

Can’t have that, obviously, management by competence just won’t do in the modern world.

19 comments on “Hmm

  1. The only long march these senior officers are capable of is the one they are currently engaged in through the Institutions.

    The insanity continues.

  2. You can tell that the two most brutal wars we’ve taken part in in living memory have all but ended and the body bags have stopped being front page news – the woke are interested in the cushy jobs that make up the peacetime military.

  3. “…pack of white middle-aged men”

    is criticised by white middle-aged man

    It seems he doesn’t do irony

    An interesting opening gambit for the new CAS, should go down well with the other chiefs of staff

  4. What the British armed forces need is fewer heterosexual white men and more Africans, Asians and LGBT.
    Then, and only then, will they have a chance at becoming an effective fighting force. (/sarc)

  5. The Armed Forces has unacceptable levels of sexism, racism and bullying because it is led by a “pack of white middle-aged men”

    White men? In England?!? I don’t bloody think Sharia allows it

    ‘Pack’ is an interesting collective noun. When was the last time you heard the press or public sector describe a troupe of negroes, a swarm of migrants, or a brood of women?

  6. So less bullying by the current “pack” is acceptable, or the same level or perhaps greater, but by a different troupe/swarm/brood is also acceptable?

  7. The middle aged white men have one useful quality – they have survived to middle-age.
    Whether by luck or judgement – both have value to an army (Napoleon wanted lucky generals).
    Most of them have managed to keep most of their men alive.
    I suppose that “woke” commentators don’t think that matters.

  8. Interesting titbit – 39% of complaints of bullying came from BAME troops, 24% from white troops.
    The other 37% presumably came from the horses, goats and other regimental mascots.

  9. Oh deary me. Please can we have more generals that are capable of planning and ordering the disciplined application of extreme violence. And just how many trannies are there in the SAS? I bet it’s way below quota.

  10. Generally it is Lt Cdrs in the Navy who are living out their time having been passed over. And remember that in all 3 of the main services, “running support lines and the like” is actually a career choice with potential.

    Pussers in the RN, the Really Large Corps in the Army (which actually also has people like ATOs with significant body harm potential in their jobs) and the Admin Branch of the paramilitary wing of RyanAir.

  11. ARRSE:
    https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/new-measures-announced-to-stamp-out-inappropriate-behaviour-in-the-armed-forces.293965/

    Penny Mordaunt – another Tory MP pandering to Left, SJW, Woke & Snowflakes

    “inappropriate behaviour” “offensive behaviour” “hate crime” undefinable phrases which cover anything some one doesn’t like.

    I hope BoJo brings a tanker full of sanity back and purges the infestation of Lefty SW Tories – most due to Cameron’s A list candidates imposed on constituencies

  12. I hope BoJo brings a tanker full of sanity back and purges the infestation of Lefty SW Tories – most due to Cameron’s A list candidates imposed on constituencies

    In yer dreams!

    I’ll settle for him delivering Brexit but I’m not hopeful of that.

  13. “The Armed Forces has unacceptable levels of sexism, racism and bullying because it is led by a “pack of white middle-aged men”, a major new report has said.”

    If I was feeling snarky I might point out that in those countries that are run by people other than white middle-aged men sexism, racism, and bullying are *rampant* – not just at an ‘unacceptable level’ – in all areas of business and private life.

    I wonder if Ser Nichols has any experience with, say, the Greek military. Or the Iraqi military – say, to be able to compare pre- and post-Hussein.

    Not saying that this justifies what (may) be happening in the UK military, not saying it doesn’t – just saying that being aware of what its like in the rest of the world can do wonders for calibrating your outrage meter.

  14. But of course Nichols won’t harp on those other places – they’re not likely to be shamed into giving xir a large check to deposit.

  15. Correct, Agammamon.

    The Left uses the mores of the West to convict the West, when the rest of the world doesn’t care.

    E.g., women’s rights aren’t fully protected.

    Rest of the world: What is women’s rights ???

    Should the Left win their war against the West, all the issues they fight for will be lost forever. Even more ironic is that the Left will be the first eradicated. They fight for their own destruction.

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