The Navy has come under fire from one of its own. Navy SEAL Robert J. O’Neill — who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 — is frustrated they’re using drag queens to recruit new sailors into service. The Navy enlisted Joshua Kelley, an active-duty transvestite with the stage name Harpy Daniels and recently appointed him as a “brand ambassador.”
O’Neill, a decorated combat veteran who served for eight years as a member of SEAL Team Six and has been awarded dozens of accolades for his service, took to Twitter to express his dismay, saying he “can’t believe he fought for this bullsh-t.”
Alright. The U.S. Navy is now using an enlisted sailor Drag Queen as a recruiter. I’m done. China is going to destroy us. YOU GOT THIS NAVY. I can’t believe I fought for this bullshit.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) May 3, 2023
Other veterans have also expressed their disapproval of the Navy’s decision to embrace cross-dressers, with retired Army colonel Kurt Schlichter predicting that America is “going to lose the next war” it’s involved in.
The Navy’s decision to use a man dressed in womens clothing as a spokesperson suggests the military predicts to miss its recruiting targets for the 2023 fiscal year, with the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army projecting recruitment shortage in the thousands this year.
However, many are skeptical this approach will effectively improve morale or attract recruits, particularly young men who are able and willing to serve their country. Critics argue the military truly needs individuals who aspire to be modern warriors, and the use of drag queens is unlikely to appeal to these types of men.
Furthermore, it is suggested that such tactics may discourage would-be veterans from enlisting, leading to an even worse recruitment shortfall — potentially forcing the military to lower their standards in order to fill positions.
The Defense Department has been pushing military leadership to adopt discriminatory “DEI” ideology since Biden took office. DEI, which stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion, dismisses merit and discriminates based on characteristics such as skin color and sexual preferences.
Those who qualify for a position based on their expertise but don’t meet the goal of being more “diverse” are passed over in favor of those who meet the “preferred” standards.