Posted on Apr 6, 2015
COL Charles Williams
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What are your thoughts on this topic, this training, this manual?

I, personally, believe we have come a long way in the America and in our Army, but I also know (A) we are not there yet, and (B) I know that I see the world through my eyes and life experiences.

1. As you know (or may not know) the concept of "white privilege" appeared in the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) training manual in 2013. DOD officials quickly said it was a mistake, and it that this was not caught in the fielding of the policy manual... That makes sense, as many don't actually read things they approve. That led me/us to believe there was a change in the works.

2. Now, it appears this concept, which was supposed to be removed the DOD training manual/POI, was not, and DEOMI is still pushing this message. Now, it appears we have an EO Officer or NCO teaching this to Soldiers...

Interesting to say the least.

These are some related articles.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/03/army-diversity-training/25250733/

http://toprightnews.com/army-soldiers-forced-to-sit-through-white-privilege-presentation-and-the-backlash-is-just-beginning/
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/31/pentagon-training-manual-white-males-have-unfair-advantages/
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SGT(P) Khalid Wise
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O-M-G, what the frack?!? I have too many rebel flag bearing brothers who had my six without reservation or hesitation operating in Afghanistan in 2003-2004... That only happens in our greatest military, JMHO.
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Great personal comments SGT Khalid Wise!
Vietnam Veterans didn’t give a ‘frack’ about anything except keeping each other alive!
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Definitely Agree Sir!COL Charles Williams
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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SEMPER Fi SGT! I worked on MCB Camp LeJeune as a Therapist after Army!Sgt Cody Dumont
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SPC Nancy Greene
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OUTSTANDING SSG Robert L.
We ALL bleed red blood! I Stand for the Flag & National Anthem. I kneel before God.SSG (Join to see)
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SGM Brigade Operations (S3) Sergeant Major
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Absolutely ridiculous!!! I am not naïve and fully understand that there is racism, sexism, and every other ism in the Army. Again, we are a cross section of the population we serve, there will never be a perfect equal opportunity program because you cannot change someone's beliefs in a short amount of time, if ever.

Garbage like this only propels racism. I have never felt privileged over any other race since I have been in the Army. In the Infantry everybody is treated like crap so we got that going for us.

I think we will be seeing a major overhaul soon in the Army's Equal Opportunity Program. They replaced POSH with SHARP because POSH was ineffective, I see that same thing happening with EO.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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OUTSTANDING CSM Bigg John’s! Would have Definitely stayed in longer if You were in my ‘Chain if Command’!CSM (Join to see)
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Thank you! I wish all my soldiers felt that way SPC Nancy Greene
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Poor Leadership leads to Loss of Motivated Soldiers & Death of Soldiers during Peacetime..That is why I requested Medical Discharge.CSM (Join to see)
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SPC Nancy Greene
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If I was in the ‘back row’, I would have gotten up & moved closer to ‘make the shit’! The ‘rules’ didn’t STATE you had to ‘stay in place’!CSM (Join to see)
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COL Charles Williams I hate to say it but it was very evident in the AF when it came to promotions and punishment at least in the two fields I worked in. I never allowed it to bother me because what most thought was important, wasn't that important to me. I really dislike these kind of posts because they're just too charged up and this doesn't define who I am; Christ does!
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Definitely Agree Sir! COL Charles Williams
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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The ARMY Enlisted Promotions were based upon ‘cut off’ scores determined by DA HQ, based upon the NEEDS of the ARMY!
Meritorious Promotions to E4 happened! After That, it was based upon a Soldier’s Performance in a Variety if Fields! Also MOS Specific to ARMY Needs! Admin were stalled! Infantry, Artillery, Tankers, Calvary Scores fluctuated due to ARMY needs! No ‘Test’ for advancement! Performance-based and ARMY Needs!2LT Scott Armstrong
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Duty Performance, Appearance, Skills, and Moral Character are also comprehensive evaluation techniques Sir.COL Charles Williams
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SPC Nancy Greene
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I wanted to spend twenty! Things didn’t quite work out the way I planned. However, Educational Achievement is ALMOST Accomplished.SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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