The Pentagon Forms a Diversity and Inclusion Office, Installs a Chief Who Likened Trump to Hitler

The Pentagon Forms a Diversity and Inclusion Office, Installs a Chief Who Likened Trump to Hitler
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Amid the fight to defend the nation, some may have become concerned over the lack of a Diversity and Inclusion office.

For the Department of Defense, that is.

Those worried can relax — there’s now, in fact, one in place.

As noted by The Daily Caller, “The Pentagon recently formed the unit as part of its push for more diversity in its ranks and chain of command.”

And on March 1st, the group got its very first chief, as RedState’s Streiff wrote about yesterday.

The Instagram account for the U.S. Special Operations Command posted the news (yes, that’s how old you are — even SOCOM’s on the ‘Gram):

“On Monday, March 1, 2021, USSOCOM welcomed its first-ever Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada.”

The military man’s been around…in the diversity and inclusion field:

“Mr. Torres-Estrada has nearly two decades worth of experience working diversity and inclusion programs and activities in federal agencies.”

Uncle Sam’s cleaning up his act:

“Mr. Torres-Estrada’s arrival corresponds with the publication of the USSOCOM D&I Strategic Plan, which will guide the enterprise-wide effort to institutionalize and sustain D&I.”

Diversity and Inclusion = a more effective fighting force:

“We look forward to Mr. Torres-Estrada’s contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF (special operations forces) through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best.”

SOCOM wrapped it with a hashtag:


Congratulations to Richard on the appointment.

The military, in general, is truly changing its ways.

In February, I covered the U.S. Navy’s addition of “antiracist” books to its official reading list.

A week earlier, I wrote of Congress and the Pentagon’s possible renaming of ten military bases due to their Confederate monikers, including North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and Fort Hood in Texas.

A month prior, the service placed a chaplain under investigation for calling into question transgender individuals’ mental health:

That story followed new Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin announcing he’s in favor of transgender recruits.

All that, amid a kinder, gentler Army:

Back to Diversity and Inclusion Chief Richard, some assert he’s got a ways to go on including things that are diverse.

Allegedly, he previously tweeted and Facebooked the following (Language Warning):

Tucker Carlson took recent note:

When it comes to national security, all times are perilous times.

Perfection is a process, and the government’s still figuring things out.

Hopefully, each move is making us even safer than the last.



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