So many Navy “sailors” are pregnant there are not enough “sailors” to perform Navy missions

From the Navy Times, a report showing that America, like Britain, has become a joke nation. And let’s remember that the overwhelming majority of these pregnant “sailors” are unmarried. Under “conservative” Republican presidents as well as Democrats, the United States armed forces have been turned into a mass production line of state-subsidized illegitimacy. But do you ever see a single conservative say that the feminization of the military has been a terrible mistake and should be ended? No. The “conservatives” all believe in women’s equality and non-discrimination.

Report outlines pregnancy policy concerns
By Andrew Tilghman—Staff writer
Posted : Monday Oct 19, 2009 6:18:09 EDT

Some shore commands in the Norfolk, Va., area report that up to 34 percent of their billets are filled by pregnant sailors, and commanders are complaining about a “lack of proper manning to conduct their mission,” according to a Naval Inspector General report.

The IG has asked Navy personnel officials to review the new rules for Navy mothers-to-be and consider the work conducted by each rating and how pregnancy affects a sailor’s ability to do that work.

The spike in pregnant sailors assigned to some units comes after the Navy changed its rules for handling mothers-to-be. And it’s compounded by a baby boomlet in the Navy community.

When sailors on sea duty become pregnant, they are transferred to shore-based commands that fit certain criteria, such as being close to a Navy medical center. The length of that assignment changed in June 2007, when the Navy extended the postpartum tour from four months after a child’s birth to 12 months. Combined with a nine-month pregnancy, that puts expectant mothers on limited duty for up to 21 months.

Now, shore industrial and aviation commands say they are receiving more pregnant sailors—from 15 percent to 34 percent of authorized billets, in some cases—who are unable to fulfill essential duties because of their pregnancy, according to the IG.

“If pregnancy trends remain constant, the new pregnancy distribution policy could have over 2,500 sailors counting against shore duty commands in ratings where they are not able to conduct mission-essential work within industrial or hazardous material-type conditions,” the IG report, based on a site visit to Hampton Roads, Va., in March and April, concludes.

Personnel officials said the review is underway. “The current pregnancy and parenthood policy represents our enduring commitment to maintaining and improving a healthy life/work balance for our Navy family. Officials and Navy Personnel Command and Fleet Forces Command are reviewing the issue paper provided by the IG following their visit to Hampton Roads in April 2009,” Navy Personnel Command said in a written statement.

“Any future recommendations to adjust the policy will be announced after the review is complete and approved,” the statement said.

Since shore assignments for pregnant sailors were extended two years ago, pregnancies Navy-wide have increased. The number of women leaving deploying units to have children rose from 1,770 in June 2006 to 3,125 as of Aug. 1.

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Morgan writes from England:

The story reports:

Some shore commands in the Norfolk, Va., area report that up to 34 percent of their billets are filled by pregnant sailors, and commanders are complaining about a “lack of proper manning to conduct their mission,” according to a Naval Inspector General report.

The clue to the solution is in the language—“manning.”

Karl D. writes:

It is funny this story was posted today. I was just watching a show on the Military Channel about life on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and was struck by just how many females were on board. They also followed the “Command Master Chief” who is obviously a lesbian as she quite nicely (almost like a den mother) asked (not ordered) a female sailor to do her hair to military specifications. Meanwhile her hair was like an unkempt birds nest. I dont see how the male sailors on board could respect or fear female officers? Never mind their fellow female sailors?

Marco Jawsario writes:

Don’t get me going on pregnant female military personnel. I served as the Order of Battle Officer for the U.S. Army VII Corps in Desert Storm. We were the Corps with the five armored divisions which took on the Republican Guard. The Intelligence Section of VII Corps deployed to Saudi Arabia with only 55 percent of its personnel. One reason was that five of our female soldiers were pregnant. Two had been pregnant before Hussein invaded Kuwait. Two got pregnant between August and November, when the word on the street was we were going to deploy. One got pregant INTENTIONALLY by taking on four guys one night—in early November after Colin Powell announced we were going to Saudi Arabia. I know this to be true, because two of the “four horsemen” worked for me. Once arriving in Saudi Arabia, that female soldier was shipped back to Germany when she came up positive for pregnancy, and on a subsequent weekend went up to Denmark to get an abortion. Then there were the black female administrative personnel, who had the brothers hanging around them like ally cats in heat. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was right. You put men and women together and they will make love—not war. No senor. We have managed to do with female soldiers the past 30 years because we have not fought a first-world army. Had we fought against, say, the Israelis instead of the inept Iraqis, who knows what would have happened with our intelligence section so woefully undermanned—uh, excuse me, underfemaled.

Morgan continues:

I am a Royal Air Force veteran—enlisted aged 15 yrs. as a Halton Apprentice. I always felt uncomfortable if there were women around. No, not homosexual—it just felt wrong for women to be doing that kind of work. It was inhibiting. Maybe it’s just my age. I was serving in the 1960s-1970s.

Fortunately, I was just finishing my service when women started being introduced.

Might be interesting to find out what other servicemen here in the (almost) dead island, and there in America, feel about this. With anonymity they may be truthful.

October 27

Lydia McGrew writes:

I assume you mean that no famous conservatives say that the feminization of the military has been a disaster, right? Plenty of us less famous ones say it all the time. One of my prized possessions is a copy of Brian Mitchell’s book Weak Link personally autographed by (get ready for it) Phyllis Schlafly. She wrote, “Brian Mitchell is a great American” before her signature. All the other conservatives who wish they had this will have to eat their hearts out, ‘cause I’m not selling.

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