#16 In point of fact, they lowered standards considerably during the Gulf War.
And, as January 6 showed, the military is a Safe Space for White Supremacists.
#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-03 04:16 PM |
Snoofy, they did the same thing during the Vietnam War. When sufficient numbers to serve could not be found, they lowered standards to get the numbers up. Total idiots were weeded out during basic training. At Lackland AFB, if you were failing, you were added to a "motivation group," in which your diet was monitored and you ran everywhere, while being shouted at all the time. After that, if you continued to fail, you got a General Discharge.
I was a portly 225# when I arrived at Lackland AFB, and left at 175# after graduating from Basic Training six weeks later. Then I went to Chanute AFB for 431 technical school (1967). I separated from active duty at E-5 (43151E) after a year in Thailand (1970). I got my Honorable Discharge after six years in 1973, along with a nice letter from then-President Richard Nixon thanking me for my service.