• Feminine 'Woke' Leadership Continues To Castrate Air Force Academy

    November 24, 2019
    Feminine 'Woke' Leadership Continues To Castrate Air Force Academy

    The time has come for graduates of our service academies to rise up; the globalists have gone too far in their dream to destroy American military tradition and warrior spirit.

    President Trump is too busy fighting the Deep State and continues to appoint bad people to key positions, who wreak enormous havoc and do enormous damage. LTC Vindman's testimony in the coup against POTUS and the Navy's refusal to follow Trump's demands regarding Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher's position in Naval Special Warfare are the latest examples of Obama's military holdovers attempting to destroy our war fighting capability.

    This article's case in point is the new Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Brigadier General Michele C. Edmondson. Below is a portion of an email sent regarding her decision to 'cease all fourth class training' at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Effective immediately, we are instituting a training pause for the remainder of the semester to re-evaluate training objectives and create a synchronized cadet and permanent party plan to train, develop and inspire all cadets. A major catalyst for this pause stemmed from a disconnect between wing training guidance and upper-classmen interpretation of that guidance. This disconnect has led to environments where cadets are afraid to be in their squadrons, are being deprived of sleep, are being restricted and completing tours unnecessarily, are required to wear ABUs to use the restroom in the middle of the night, are being “trained” during unapproved times, and are being subjected to escalating standards in an effort to make them do more than the institution requires. Most of these examples appear to be driven by individual’s judgement on how to make training more difficult. In many cases, these judgment-based decisions reinforce the wrong values that do not result in an environment where all cadets are treated with dignity and respect and held to our own institutional standards. The risk to our cadets for potential mal-training outweighs any missed training objectives for the remainder of the year. 

    How dare her! Does General Edmondson in her 'woke' brilliance think she knows better than centuries of experience by militaries around the world as to what works in training combat officers?

    Her discussion of 'respect' is just double speak for the social justice warfare agenda. It's disgusting. That should not be a priority at our prestigious institutions. The slide into the weak abyss has been long and slow at USAFA but is now accelerating.

    We have written extensively about the fourth class system at our service academies which in the past served itself well by forging a determination and toughness within the officer corp that many graduates credited with helping them during tough military situations and even in their follow-on civilian life. Vietnam-era grads who were shot down and became POWs said the training received as a 'doolie' is what got them through their time at the Hanoi Hilton, the notorious North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.

    The fourth class system was built over a couple centuries at our service academies, starting with West Point and Annapolis, and was further integrated into USAFA in the late fifties. At USAFA the system was meant to instill in cadets a certain toughness for perseverance and attention to detail so that 'no stress or strain will erase them'.

    General Edmondson obviously has no respect for that tradition or for the logic behind it.

    Now it's all about not putting too much stress on the cadets -- the exact opposite of what our enemies are doing and what is needed to win wars.

    Do you think the Chinese, who are slicing open Uighers while still alive in their concentration camps to harvest their organs will give a damn about their military training being too tough?

    America needs to get some sane and gritty leadership back into its officer training programs before it is too late.

    The feminization of our service academies has to stop -- now! Masculinity and mental toughness are good qualities for our armed forces, not ones to be erased.

    CD Media will ensure this commentary reaches the highest levels of the U.S. executive branch.

    Those service academy grads who wish to get involved in our effort to force change can join our Facebook page here.


    L Todd Wood

    L Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd has been a national security columnist for The Washington Times and contributed to One American News, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, Novaya Vremya (Ukraine), the New York Post, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also founder/publisher of CDM. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
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    not enough toilet paper in America to wipe off the obama "legacy"

    frank bellino

    Does anyone from the 1979 class year remember “LCWB”, Loyalty, Courage, Wisdom and Bravery on the class ring.

    AKA the “Last Class with Balls”. The witch hunt to get the 5 remaining rings that were missing and the Commanders’ comment to the whole class: “I can’t make it any longer (time to graduation), I can only make it harder”.

    Soon thereafter a very large image with Commanders’ was hung in plain site with his comment below his image with a 4 foot male appendage where his nose should have been. If I recall correctly it made the papers, Denver Post? Been awhile.

    The cadets had been assured that “nothing had changed and everything remained the same” just days before but even the soon to be shave tails smelled the fine aroma of pre-processed fertilizer.

    Those associated with Aluminum Zoo had a great laugh but we NEVER thought the AF would ever get this pussy. Should have known it when General Ritchie ran into trouble.

    What do they expect the warfighter to do, vanquish the adversary with a stern look? Good luck, they shoot back and have iron teeth.


    Sorry, but 4th class training should go. As a former enlisted military trainer at USAFA, I was appalled at some of the ‘traditions’ which amounted to hazing and were a direct violation of the UCMJ. BG Weida pulled back, but when Rosa left it started to drift back to animal house. Pushups are not ‘military training. Marching (tours) should not be punishment.


    Spoken like a true feminist globalist. Training to be warriors is not hazing. Not training to be warriors is treason.


    @tbruce Pussy!


    Former enlisted. Not a grad, no one cares if you didn’t go thru it.

    Hoot Gibson

    Snowflake fits you to a Tee....


    Obama destroyed this Country.

    Fred Bacon

    My "Contrails" (Fourth Class Cadet's book of knowledge) used to list "The Purpose of the Fourth Class System" as one of its required quotes to memorize and internalize. That quote is not even in today's "Contrails." Symptomatic of the brokeness at USAFA.
    Similarly, the Honor Code has an unofficial "asterisk" attached to it - it is official policy at USAFA to tolerate liars, cheaters and thieves among the Wing. If you're caught, you can be retained and have to write BS "journal" entries for 6 months to show you're sorry and have learned. This started back in the late 80's and has become an open joke among the cadets that I sponsor (on my 17th sponsorship now). The cadets I sponsor now are angry, puzzled and frustrated at the suspension of fourthclassmen training. The only explanation I can give them is that USAFA must have been directed to keep "meat in the seats" at graduation and then going on to UPT. If it's too hard, people (quitters) quit. Can't have that, can we.

    James Bond

    It started long before that liberal WD Tonto Silveria was in charge but he put the nails solidly in the coffin when he became the Superintendent. That guy was a liberal leftist back when I flew with him as a fellow Mudhen driver....and brought in fellow leftists as he played the political game up the ranks. His theater with the race hoax caught the eye of Biden and Fingers couldn’t do anything to stop him.....frankly, Fingers will look back on his GO days with regret and shame with regards to the legacy of “anti-warrior” wokeness that he left behind....I would. Disgusting how these people bring us down every day.

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