Opinion: The Patriot Purge is Underway in the US Armed Forces

(This is an editorial from the Combat Veterans for Congress Political Action Committee that describes the ongoing political purge in the US military by left-wing loyalists of The Hologram’s regime. This op-ed provides some additional background information relevant to the first part of Tucker Carlson’s monologue Monday night. It is posted here with the permission of the author. CVFC-PAC supports the election of US military combat veterans to the US Senate and House of Representatives. Their cause is righteous, and generous donations are welcome at the links at the end. Note: I am on the PAC’s board of directors in the capacity of Director of Congressional and Public Relations.)


On this Armed Forces Day, with a goal to inform and educate American citizens and to protect every member of the US Armed Forces serving the Republic, we are exposing the very dangerous initiative hatched by Biden/Harris/Obama to the American Citizens, that is destroying the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US armed forces. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin hired a radical DOD extremist czar and fellow graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Bishop Garrison, to search for and oust so-called extremists from the US armed forces. Bishop Garrison’s official title is “Senior Advisor to The Secretary of Defense on Human Capital and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Garrison will oversee the implementation of immediate actions required to combat “patriot extremism, as well as the development of the mid-term and long-term recommendations for the continued engagement to combat future patriot extremism in the ranks.

Garrison is a racist activist who believes in and provides support for the racist principles of the 1619 Project, which is based on outright lies that never actually occurred in American history. He is implementing a very sinister and extremely dangerous initiative in the US Armed Forces, by force-feeding Critical Race Theory into the entire US Armed Forces, which is degrading the combat effectiveness and unit cohesion of the US military. The Obama regime screened inept woke Superintendents at West Point and the US Naval Academy have been inserting Critical Race Theory, politics, and racism into the curriculum of those Service Academies, to the detriment of unit cohesion, comradery, and morale in the Long Gray Line and in The Brigade of Midshipmen.


Bishop Garrison has repeatedly stated that anyone in the US Armed Forces who supported President Donald J. Trump is a racist and must be purged from the US military. Garrison does not see Army Green; instead, he only sees “race,” unlike every recruit trained in the US Army over the last 80 years who have been taught that there is only one color in the US Army (Army Green). Garrison is only searching for MAGA Red and is determined to get all of those supporters of President Trump out of the US military. That is a flagrant violation of the civil rights of every member of the US Armed Forces, but Secretary Austin has given Garrison free range to hunt out and eliminate career opportunities for any patriot supporter of President Trump.

Garrison has been tasked with reviewing, updating, and redefining what extremism is, but that does not include members of ANTIFA and the Marxist Black Lives Matter domestic terrorist groups who are extremists. These groups have put over 8,000 police officers in hospitals, torched thousands of police cruisers, destroyed and torched over $2 billion in infrastructure in over 200 American cities while being responsible for the death of over 300 Americans over the last 17 months.

Garrison and SecDef Austin say that extremism is rampant and a major problem in the US Armed Forces – that it is sinister and dangerous, and that every effort is underway to find and oust patriot extremists from the US Armed Forces. Garrison is the Director of a Commission on Extremism Study and chairs a weekly Pentagon Countering Extremism Working Group that has been changing the US Armed Forces.

  • One of Garrison’s first acts was to empower veterans to spy on and to report on fellow veterans whom they consider to be extremists and to report on potential contacts who are in extremist groups (e.g., white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis).
  • Garrison is changing the method of screening and recruiting personnel into the US armed forces to exclude left-wing-defined “patriot extremists” from being recruited.
  • Garrison is standardizing a screening questionnaire for every branch of the US armed forces to update and standardize a screening questionnaire in order to solicit specific information about current or previous extremist behavior by an individual member of the US armed forces.

An example of purging a patriot from the US Armed Forces is the case of Lt Col Matthew Lohmeier, who graduated from US Air Force Academy in 2006, and was a former instructor and fighter pilot for 14 years. In October 2020, he was transferred into the Space Force and was assigned as the Commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base. The unit is tasked with detecting ballistic missile launches. He previously self-published a book titled “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military,” which claims Marxist ideologies are becoming prevalent in the US military.


In a podcast, he spoke about U.S. institutions, including universities, media, and federal agencies, including the military, that he said were increasingly adopting leftist practices.  He said these practices — such as diversity and inclusion training — are the systemic causes for the divisive climate across America today.  For expressing his freedom of speech, Lt Col Lohmeier was relieved from his post last week by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, the head of Space Operations Command because of comments he made during a podcast promoting his new book.

The below video provides a great deal more about the despicable Patriot Purge underway in the US Armed Forces.

Garrison has been directed to initiate the below-listed Lines of Effort (LOE) with the help of internal and external (i.e., non-military!) Subject Matter Experts as follows:

  • Line of Effort 1: Altering the Military Justice and Policy. This LOE will focus on the role of military justice and policy. It will evaluate whether seeking to amend the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) or amending related department policy is appropriate to address Extremism. This LOE will determine if regulations are sufficient or should be expandedto authorize it to purge and oust Extremists from the US Armed Forces.

  • Line of Effort 2: Support and Oversight of Insider Threat Program. This LOE will determine how the Department should facilitate better information collection and sharing among Service Insider Threat Programs, law enforcement organizations, security organizations, and commanders and supervisors. This group will work to strengthen Insider Threat Programs and the Direct Awareness Campaign with the goal of promoting the use of the Insider Threat programs to report concerning behaviors for both military and civilian personnel.

  • Line of Effort 3: Screening Capability. This LOE will discuss the Department’s pursuit of scalable and cost-effective capabilities to screen publicly available electronic information in accessions and continuous vetting for national security positions. The LOE will make recommendations on further development of such capabilities and incorporating machine learning and natural language processing into social media screening platforms. This LOE will also endeavor to develop policy to expand user activity monitoring of both Secret Internet Protocol (SIPR) and Non-Classified Internet Protocol (NIPR) systems.

  • Line of Effort 4: Education and Training. This LOE will utilize the current extremist and Insider Threat training review being conducted by Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Public Relations and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Legal Services Agency and examine existing training and make recommendations and updates to change the training material for different leadership levels and separate and discrete targeted audiences, as necessary. It will use lessons learned from the Stand Down to enhance current reviews of training and education. This LOE will also ensure training addresses issues raised by commanders and supervisors on “gray areas” such as reading, following, and liking extremist material and content in social media forums and platforms, to target those service members who may be in extremist groups, to eliminate those Extremists.


In fact, this is a racist quest by Bishop Garrison which was started by Obama in 2008 with EO 13583. It is being driven forward by the Marxists, socialists, and the Biden/Harris/Obama administration to purge the US Armed Forces of patriotic Americans and destroy the military readiness, combat effectiveness, and unit cohesion of the US armed forces while eliminating any support for the principles that The Founding Fathers laid out in the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights while substituting the racist principles of the 1619 Project.

This cannot be allowed to stand if our constitutional Republic is to be preserved for posterity.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62



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