More 'Inclusive' Air Force, Space Force Now Allow Usage of Gender Pronouns in Electronic Signatures

Vadim Ghirda

Vladimir Putin’s Russian military threatens Ukraine. Xi Jinping’s Chinese military threatens Taiwan. Joe Biden’s military now allows the usage of pronoun signature blocks by U.S. Airmen and Space Force Guardians — as Putin and Xi continue to laugh their heads off at the left’s assault on the U.S. military.

According to Stars and Stripes, Air Force and Space Force members can now use the pronouns he/him, she/her, or they/them in their signatures in military correspondence — made possible by the LGBTQ Initiatives Team, or LIT, a part of the Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group.

It’s all about a “more inclusive culture,” you know.

Can someone check on Putin? I think he just choked on a swallow of vodka while laughing.

The change was driven “by awareness of a restrictive policy that was being used against transgender Airmen and Guardians who were authentically representing themselves,” Lt. Col. Bree Fram, a co-lead of the initiatives team, said in a statement, noted Stars and Stripes.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones agreed in a Monday statement, per Stars and Stripes:

An inclusive force is a mission-ready force, and I’m thankful to the LGBTQ Initiatives Team for helping us realize this opportunity to be a more inclusive force.

Hang on — Xi just choked on an egg roll. Whew, that was close.

My friend and colleague, Townhall Senior Columnist Kurt Schlichter nailed it.

In an effort to overtake the Navy as the most ridiculous military branch, the Air Force has now started putting pronouns in official document signature blocks. What a joke.

We will lose the next war. And that’s no joke.

To Kurt’s point, the longer this nonsense continues and the further off the paramount track of its mission our military slides, the more deadly serious it becomes. (The Roman Empire was unavailable for comment.)

Here are a few details, as reported by Washington Examiner:

On Dec. 9, the Air Force released a memorandum instructing how to close out signature blocks in electronic correspondence, including guidance to “Be INCLUSIVE—remember our diverse force.”

“Sometimes we inadvertently exclude members of our audience by falling into communication traps involving references to race, religion, ethnicity or sex,” the memo advised. “Knowing your audience and adhering to good taste and sensitivity will keep you in check.”

The use of preferred pronouns in email signatures was “authorized but not required,” according to the memo.

This is just one more step in the decline of the U.S. military under Biden and ideological Frick and Frack, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.

A report commissioned by members of Congress and released in July found that the U.S. Navy‘s surface warfare forces have fundamental systemic training and leadership issues, including a focus on diversity that overshadows basic readiness skills.

As reported by Daily Mail, the report was prepared by Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, both retired, and came in response to recent Naval disasters, including the burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, two collisions involving Navy ships in the Pacific, and the surrender of two small craft to Iran.

Daily Mail noted the report found that 94 percent of 77 interviewed current and retired Navy officers believed the recent Naval disasters were “part of a broader problem in Navy culture or leadership.” Said one retired enlisted leader:

I guarantee you every unit in the Navy is up to speed on their diversity training. I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship handling training.

A lieutenant on active duty said the same:

Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy. It’s criminal.

They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color.

As to the silly pronoun nonsense, Lt. Col. Fram summed up the entire problem with the U.S. military under the current Commander in Chief, as transcribed by Air Force Reserve Command:

A foundational competency of the DAF is to foster inclusion. The use of correct pronouns is an easy way to show care and respect for Airmen and Guardians as individuals, and can help the DAF retain highly qualified individuals.

Allowing pronouns in an individual’s signature block is a quick and simple way to eliminate confusion and promote a more inclusive culture.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping continue to laugh. Hard.