New head of the Armed Forces threatens to block promotions unless officers improve the ‘inclusivity and diversity’ of their units

Apr 8, 2018 by

by Mark Nicol, Mailonline:

The new head of the Armed Forces has threatened to block the promotions of thousands of officers unless they improve the ‘inclusiveness and diversity’ of their units.

An internal document leaked to The Mail on Sunday reveals that General Sir Nick Carter, who takes over as Chief of the Defence Staff in June, intends to punish commanders who fail to adopt politically correct measures designed to help troops of different genders, faiths and sexual orientations work together.

The controversial new scheme also applies to less senior personnel. Remarkably, any sergeants and corporals not seen to be making their barracks more caring and understanding places of work for troops from minority backgrounds will be reprimanded.

Even private soldiers, sailors and airmen and women will be overlooked for promotion unless they actively demonstrate their support for troops who may not naturally feel comfortable in a military environment.

The Compulsory Objectives Scheme is apparently driven by the need to recruit more troops from ethnic minority groups and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

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