Military Industrial Complex Gets a Taste of the Woke Purges After Communications Chief Steps Down Over Article on Women in Combat
No one is spared by woke culture.
Boeing’s communications chief Niel Golightly immediately resigned on July 2, 2020 after an employee complained about an article that the former U.S. military pilot wrote 33 years ago. In the article, he talked about how women should not serve in combat.
Golightly’s departure has Boeing attempting to fill a void in another important role for the fourth time in less than three years.
This comes at a time when Boeing is working to restore its image after the controversial grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX jetliner.
“My article was a 29-year-old Cold War navy pilot’s misguided contribution to a debate that was live at the time,” Golightly recounted in a statement featured in Boeing’s announcement.
“My argument was embarrassingly wrong and offensive. The article is not a reflection of who I am; but nonetheless I have decided that in the interest of the company I will step down,” Golightly stated.
The article in question, published in December 1987, asserted: “At issue is not whether women can fire M-60s, dogfight MiGs, or drive tanks. Introducing women into combat would destroy the exclusively male intangibles of war fighting and the feminine images of what men fight for – peace, home, family.”
In a staff email on July 2, Golightly said that the exclusion of women at the time was “government policy and broadly supported in society. It was also wrong.”
Golightly left his post only after six months on the job. During this period, he was allegedly implementing substantial reforms. The board’s review of an internal anonymous ethics complaint regarding this article is what initiated Golightly’s decision to leave.
In his email, Golightly recounted that he decided to resign following discussions with Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun and other individuals.
America’s military-industrial complex is not even immune from woke culture.
Once the dust settles from current cultural purges, America will never be the same again.
And it’s likely for the worst.