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Old 03-26-2021, 20:22   #1
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Diversity & Inclusion Czar Et tu SOCOM?

United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has hired as its first “chief of diversity and inclusion” a person who posted anti-Trump memes on his Facebook page, including one that compared the former president to Adolf Hitler.

SOCOM posted about Richard Torres-Estrada’s hire on Thursday:

USSOCOM welcomes our new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best. #QuietProfessionals pic.twitter.com/Z6aJnz91mx

— USSOCOM (@USSOCOM) March 25, 2021

After his hire was announced, some of Torres-Estrada’s apparent social media posts began circulating.

A Facebook account appearing to belong to Torres-Estrada posted on June 2, 2020: “Here I leave this and slowly retire (to continue working from home)…” along with a meme of then-President Donald Trump, holding up a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church after Black Lives Matter protesters set fire to it, next to a photo of Hitler.
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Old 03-26-2021, 20:49   #2
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Hummmm. Wonder if he will get canceled ?
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Old 03-26-2021, 21:24   #3
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Ah, yes.

Der Kommisar has arrived, comrade.

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Old 03-26-2021, 23:09   #4
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You mean the obviously photoshopped photo of Hitler, who in the actual photo (look it up for yourself) is simply holding up his empty hand?
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Old 03-27-2021, 00:15   #5
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Haven't you heard? If you are on the wrong side then posting those things make you a racist. If you are on the correct side, then posting racist images and messages is actually a tool to fight racism. It's the weekend. Go ahead and have a cold one to keep your brain from melting.

Googled for more info and instantly landed on the strategic plan. Did someone get promoted for coming up with "Line of Effort"?

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Old 03-27-2021, 05:35   #6
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Hummmm. Wonder if he will get canceled ?
Like the Zampolit on "The Hunt for Red October" ?
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Old 03-27-2021, 06:23   #7
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Hummmm. Wonder if he will get canceled ?
Don’t you know that the “woke folk” are only exercising their 1st Amendment rights and are to be commended....while the “Un-woke folk”; well they’re just terrorists.
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Old 03-27-2021, 06:56   #8
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we are directly following the Soviets. We now have "Diversity and Inclusion Officers" (Political Commissars) within the ranks. Just don't go thinking that your "diversity" extends to freedom of speech as you will be cancelled.

It is going to be funny to see how they achieve it now that they removed pictures from the ORB. The anointment's in promotions will have to be much more blatant and divisive to achieve diversity.

Will they divide up the promotions categories like the ACFT?
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Old 03-27-2021, 06:59   #9
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Is this related to Richard Torres-Estrada?

https://www.socom.mil/Documents/Dive...21%20final.pdf

Maybe I am missing something, but it crossed my mind that all this emphasis or mission on "Diversity and Inclusion" will not lead to anything Special, but rather Mediocrity.
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Old 03-27-2021, 15:32   #10
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Will they divide up the promotions categories like the ACFT?
"Harrumph! The scores are what they always have been. The difference now is how we apply them."*

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* that last sentence is an actual quote from a new woke CSM at an unnamed NCO Academy.
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It would be funny if people started referring to him as comrade Torres. Bet he does not have thick skin.

How can this chuckle head relate to team members? Oh they do not care , just comply.
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Old 03-27-2021, 18:31   #12
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The next thing you know GO level headquarters will be creating positions for political advisors and strategic messaging specialists
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Old 03-27-2021, 19:35   #13
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The sad part about all this is the what this czar crap really means is they already believe SOF excludes minorities.....even with this movement however alot of the most mysogonistic unprofessional pussy hounds are the CSMs, SGM and MSGs running the asylum.....the good ole boys throwing lines to others like themselves are destroying SF from within....alot of these guys in 10th anyway are anything but woke

By appointing this CZAR this could be either appeasement or a wholehearted effort......by appointing this POS it is clear either the command is lazy or it believes we are all truly racist and mysogonistic aholes......looking at all the last 5 years of golden boy shitbags climbing the ranks the last 5 yrs both E and O it seems to be true and yet a self fullfilling prophecy.

In short the command is saying everyone is racist and mysoginistic oh AND anti Trans or LGBTQ....AND they want promoted....fuck the units under its command.....GEN Votel got aCOCOM for throwing SOCOM under the bus with no resistance and MG Miller got JSOC? for his part...the continuation of Obama in his 3rd administration will more than likely reward the commanders again.....at least the Chinese will be happy watching the most powerful military in the world dismantled
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:09   #14
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/\ /\ /\ Sadly I agree with the above.

So much for character and personal beliefs in the quest for the never ending status position...Are they really "Commanding" anymore???

WWPD.....in other words, What would Patten do???
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Old 03-28-2021, 13:57   #15
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WWPD.....in other words, What would Patten do???

The answer is simple - he would have reminded us that "no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

After re-giving his speech, I am pretty sure he would have had a hearty meal of meat and potatoes, smoked some cigars, drank some whiskey, shot some fucking bad guys in the face with his .45, then would have stopped by HQ to slap the shit out of a few SJW's - after all that, he'd have gone straight to the officer club to smoke more cigars and drink more whiskey.

They didn't have Playboy magazine back then or he'd have made a pit stop at some point to take a shit and look at titties before drinking some more whiskey...
...or maybe he would have posted a want-ad seeking a seditious bureaucrat for the political optics as a way of sucking up to FDR

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