United States Army Secretary In Hot Water Over Recent Statements About Priorities

Christine E. Wormuth, the United States Army Secretary, found herself in the hot seat on social media when she bragged late last week about how the Army was going to be prioritizing a plan to combat climate change.

Wormuth unveiled that Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was going to be home to the largest floating solar array —  an array of solar panels which are set to float out on the surface of a large body of water while attached to the bottom — that can be found throughout the southeastern United States, and she argued that just solid proof for the military’s leadership in regard to the idea of climate change.

A priority for me and our @USArmy is #resiliency in the face of climate change. At #FortBragg, we have the largest floating solar array in the Southeast United States,” stated Wormuth in a social media post. “This is just one of many examples of how our Army #LeadsFromTheFront in climate innovation and adaptation.”

Online critics were seemingly chomping at the bit to go after the tweet from Wormuth, with a large number making the argument that the military should not be focusing on climate action but instead on combat readiness and getting ready new recruits for possible future battles.

“This is completely and totally asinine, bordering on dangerous,” exclaimed Army Ranger veteran Sean Parnell in a response tweet. “Just not much more to say about it & if you can’t see why this is dangerous I can’t help you.”

Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff issued a response to the ordeal as well, tweeting, “China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are watching as the Secretary of the Army brags that her priority is fighting climate change. @SecArmy, your absurd focus is why the U.S. military was rated as weak, relative to the force needed to defend national interests …”

“How about learning how to win wars again? How about we train generals to do that at War College, and stop forcing male soldiers to march in high heels, giving the soldiers hazardous MRNA injections, and teaching them to use the correct pronouns. How about that, huh?” chimes in another post from @DaddyWarpig.

“This is how we eventually will land ourselves in WWIII. Our enemies laughing their heads off and construing obsession with the climate change cult as a sign of weakness and lack of focus,” responded Ken Gardner.

“I know I am just a dumb retired Senior Enlisted guy, but I can think of 15,000 more important priorities for the Secretary of the Army than climate resiliency,” fired out Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden.


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