Military 'hyper-politicized and sexualized' under Biden admin, former Space Force officer says
Republicans have been sounding the alarm under the Biden administration about how liberal ideologies such as are reportedly harming military readiness.
The military is a "hyper-politicized and sexualized work environment" that shifted "radically" under the Biden administration, according to former Space Force officer Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who was removed from his position in 2021 for denouncing Marxism in the armed forces.
"One can make arguments that the military became more political during the Clinton, or during the Obama administration," Lohmeier told The Epoch Times in a story published Sunday. "But something radically, fundamentally shifted under the current administration with Lloyd Austin in the seat as secretary of defense."
Lohmeier also said that most service members are attempting to remain apolitical, but "they are finding themselves in a hyper-politicized and sexualized work environment at the moment." Those who oppose the Defense Department's initiatives "are labeled as politically partisan and simply ‘part of the problem’ and are ostracized for it," he also said.
As he promoted his book during a May 2021 podcast, Lohmeier said that Austin was promoting "diversity, inclusion and equity," which he said was rooted in Critical Race Theory and "Marxism." He left the military in September of that year after he was punished by officials for his remarks.
Recent diversity efforts in the armed forces have included everything from using a non-binary drag queen as a recruitment ambassador to allowing service members to use the bathrooms and showers of the gender they identify with.