Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis emphasized the pressing need to “rejuvenate morale” in the U. S. military as leftist policies and ideologies are beginning to take hold.
DeSantis joined ‘Fox & Friends’ on Memorial Day to explain his plan to implement change if he is successful in his fight for the Oval Office in 2024. He argued the military is not the same as when he served.
“I see a lot of emphasis now on political ideologies, things like gender pronouns. I see a lot about things like [diversity, equity and inclusion]. And I think that that’s caused recruiting to plummet,” he explained. “I think it’s driven off a lot of warriors, and I think morale is low.”
DeSantis joined the United States Navy in 2004 and earned a promotion to lieutenant. After being stationed in Guantanamo and Iraq, he served as a special assistant U. S. attorney in Florida until 2010. He then served in the U.S. Navy Reserve until 2019.
“The military I see is different from the military I served in,” he explained.
DeSantis said he plans to roll out a program to counter China but maintained the most immediate need is to boost recruitment and reinstate faith in the institution.
“Why would you have wanted to join the Marine Corps back in the day? Why did everybody else who joined the Army?” he asked. “I remember being in Iraq, and we were in Fallujah, and it was not going well. And yet people were still willing to sign up knowing they’d get sent to Iraq because they believed that this was something special.”… (Read more)