Posted on March 18, 2021

US Army Twitter Account Ridiculed over Post Boasting About Army’s ‘Chief Diversity Officer’

Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, March 17, 2021

The United States Army’s Twitter account was ridiculed by critics after it boasted of its efforts to increase diversity in the force.

“Extremism can tear apart cohesive teams,” the Army said on Twitter. “Col. Timothy Holman is the Army’s chief diversity officer and his aim is clear: do what he can to help open a path for future Army leaders and make the force as diverse as the nation it defends.”

The message wasn’t well received by many social media users, who claimed that the Army was focusing too much of its efforts on diversity and not enough on winning wars.


“Please provide a graph comparing the rise of the diversity fetish with the Army’s track record of victory since 2000,” responded Townhall senior columnist Kurt Schlichter. {snip}

“We deserve to be invaded and conquered at this point,” said conservative commentator Matt Walsh.

Others pointed out that the Army’s policy could actually be seen as more divisive, while Fox News host Laura Ingraham pointed out how diverse the Army already is.

“Why are we funding this? Army is already far more ethnically and racially diverse than most American institutions,” Ingraham said.