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Air Force Academy Graduates Call It Quits Before Their Careers Begin

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
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By: Scott Sturman

During their final year at the Air Force Academy (AFA), cadets choose the specific jobs they will be assigned while on active duty.  This crucial decision, made in the nascence of one’s career, has far reaching implications with regard to career advancement.  The Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) links available jobs with an alphanumeric designation, and not surprisingly, pilot training represents the most popular AFSC for graduating cadets at the AFA.  But the second choice is astonishing for cadets who have received a four year education worth $416,000 at an institution that is tasked to train career Air Force officers.

The minimum commitment for an AFA education is five years of active duty service, and the AFSCs that obligate cadets for the least amount of payback time represent the second most popular job selections in the aggregate.  The act is known among cadets as “dive in five,” and it is borne of disillusionment and the realization that DEI entrenched military leadership, quota-based promotions, and falling standards are not what they signed up for.

DEI’s nonsensical, unsupported claims that phenotype and sexual identity are indispensable components of superior military performance and the intimidating effect of DEI political officers embedded within the cadet wing breed cynicism and psychological fatigue. Recent undercover investigative reporting that exposes blatant corruption within Air Force DEI programs and an admission of DEI’s lack of benefit, affirms the negative view of DEI held by most cadets. If the real Air Force is at all similar to the academy experience, then why devote a career to an organization with priorities more in line with Cloward-Piven than the Constitution?

DEI receives unabated, effusive praise in the AFA  Association of Graduates (AOG) magazine Checkpoints, the primary information source by which graduates receive news about their alma mater. Other than an occasional, truncated letter to the editor, the settled science of DEI is treated like a godsend. The editors promote an embellished, one-sided narrative of DEI’s dubious benefits, but fail to sound the alarm that cadets are subjected to attend mandatory indoctrination sessions on gender identity. Delving deeply into the murky world of pseudoscience, civilian professors, who constitute 42% of the faculty, proclaim the proven existence of fifty-odd gender types—the validity of which cadets cannot contest in the classroom.

The ideological direction of the academy provokes escalating concerns from the graduate community, and as a result, their financial contributions to the AFA Foundation have plummeted.  Corporate donations compensate for the shortfall, but as in the case of the United Services Automobile Association’s sponsorship of a DEI Reading Room at the academy’s McDermott Library, there is a risk of further polarization to the institution.  Dependence on large contributions from entities committed to corporatism and stakeholder capitalism disenfranchises individual donors whose commitments are based on loyalty and commitment rather than politics.

Most graduates and cadets understand that DEI leads to detrimental repercussions and these problems will not be solved in the absence an open, non-censored forum. Too little free speech once again embroils a noble institution in a quagmire of its own making, and as a consequence, cadets are diving in five. 

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John
John
14 days ago

DEI goes against everything Dr King ever fought against. His “I have a dream speech “ about peoples character not race. This junk is nothing more than racism on steroids

Barbara
Barbara
12 days ago

What the hell does ones sexual preference and/ or ideology have to do with anything? If I’m in a battle situation, I want to know the person/ people there with me have my back. I don’t give rats patoot what its sexual preference or ideology is. There is no place for that crap on a battlefield!

Dana
Dana
11 days ago

Sounds like brain washing to me! When I was in the Air Force we had to take a class on brain washing, and this is a definite brain washing of our cadets!

hgk
hgk
15 days ago

How high can dei BS be stacked until it collapses?

LouNawlins
LouNawlins
14 days ago

Thanks for letting me know United States Automobile Association sponsors a DEI Reading Room. I will begin moving my business from them ADAP

USMC7
USMC7
10 days ago

DEI is just more foolish B/S from the low IQ demorats. They should be separated from the general population just to see how long it takes for them to kill themselves.

GMK
GMK
10 days ago

My Dad proudly served in the Air Force and was a decorated Vietnam era fighter pilot. He passed away many years ago and I bet he is spinning in his grave. And I also want to say thank you for reporting what USAA is doing. I was not aware that USAA was doing this. I have been insured with USAA since I got my learner’s permit when I was 14. My husband is a former Marine and Vietnam vet. I told him about USAA and we too will be looking to move our insurance and banking somewhere else.

OS1 Mark Gardner USN (Retired
OS1 Mark Gardner USN (Retired
10 days ago

I;m Retired Navy and an Amphib sailor. What is going on in our Military right now is a disgrace and DEI should be abolished. It is doing more damage than the Chinese could ever do.
These Airmen/woman have every right to protest this crap and fight it all the way to the Supreme Court!

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
10 days ago

So, because a group of ideological civilian neoMarxist professors, traitors in our military employ, among the very least credible species in existence, say there are 50 odd gender types exist, this makes it so? BS. Even more, when cadet students are disallowed from voicing their opposition or challenge to this satanic leftist snobbery, as is their FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT! Damn you all in the AFA halls of academia, and you may well be indeed. You and your political and donor masters. As you look down your collective Beriaist noses on the rest of us, keep in mind we’re not on this earth very long. Your reckoning is coming whether you believe it or not. Robin Olds must be rolling over in his grave.

Cher
Cher
10 days ago

My WWII Fighter Pilot Dad would turn over in his grave if he knew his beloved ‘US Air Force’ had taken this wrong turn, putting USAF lives in great danger in order to accommodate a Dem political agenda – WOKE. Just another way Dems are DESTROYING our country! Thanks BO, Soros, Kerry, Clinton and Squashhead.

John
John
10 days ago

This is how the Totalitarian Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Party operates to destroy Americas military and disfranchise true american patriots.
I advise all young people I know to stay away from the military.

Richard Kosack
Richard Kosack
10 days ago

Does anyone notice how well DEI works for Boeing? They are going to be put out of business because of shoddy work.

Jim Oudie
Jim Oudie
15 days ago

THIS IS ‘STUPIDITY’

sdg
sdg
10 days ago

OUR MILITARY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED ALONG WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR ONCE GREAT NATION IS FAILING US!!!!
WE NEED A CIVIL WAR TO ERADICATE THE EVIL DEMONCRATS< LEFTISTS< LIBERALS< ELITISTS,
If we don’t then we will be slaves to the Marxist evil that is in charge now period.

CB Franks
CB Franks
14 days ago

This thread seems to have missing comments… deleted? Are comments being screened and deleted? Commentary should spark dialogue. By definition dialogue is a ‘two-part’ conversation defending one’s position. Character assassination and name calling only proves one has lost the battle and has nothing of value to defend the position.

Joe
Joe
10 days ago

In the name of D-I-E, the famous quote “Bring Me Men” was removed from public view in the cadet section. Disgraceful!!!

Jim Carlyle
Jim Carlyle
10 days ago

I attended one of the service academies. I cannot comprehend how the DEI philosophy fits with the mission statements and cultural requirements of an officer in the service of the USA. It would require a comprehensive reversal of the existing objectives of the service.

Gary
Gary
15 days ago

Spitfire, what’s your point?

San
San
10 days ago

DEI is what is bringing down the Washington Post.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 days ago

When the NFL, NBA, MLB, and WNBA field 50-50 “equity” teams, I’ll buy into this BS.

Spitfire?
Spitfire?
14 days ago

TN ,good for you and thanks for your service.I have many friends who served over there some never made it home and the last one a chopper pilot died of a heart attack in Australia.I was best man at his wedding in 1974.We flew together in Iran and and Saudi Arabia.

Pat
Pat
10 days ago

If the cadets are leaving before graduation and before they fulfill their commitment, what do they have to pay back? And are they actually leaving? The article isn’t clear on either of these issues.

George M
George M
10 days ago

Dive in FIVE sounds like what the US voters signed up with when “we” elected Biden!

Edward
Edward
9 days ago

If you follow the war in Ukraine and see how badly the Russian Air Force is doing, it will give you some insight as what not only the Air Force but the other Military services will look like in a few more years.I Saw the beginnings of this crap when I retired in 1991.

usafamom
usafamom
10 days ago

The majority of all other AFSC’s are only 5 year commitment, where as “rated”, like pilot are 10 years…it doesn’t necessarily follow that just because cadets are choosing “non-rated” positions that they plan to “five and dive”. It’s known as five and dive not “dive in five” Having said all of that the integration of DEI stuff is true and the cadets see it for what it is.

David
David
8 days ago

Hmmm. I went to the USAFA in the early 1970’s and while I never liked the Air Force much, it was a good education in a disciplined environment. I wonder how discipline can survive when madness reigns in the curriculum.
It would have been nice to know which AFSCs are “dive in five”. I am guessing Public Affairs, Business Administration, Computer Science, maybe Communications, which I did. I got out when I could. Not because I saw this coming, but I am at heart a free spirit. I would shoot myself if I was at USAFA now.

Nancy Hildebrandt
Nancy Hildebrandt
9 days ago

So what jobs are graduates actually choosing? Read the article twice and don’t see where it explains what “Dive in Five” means.

Spitfire?
Spitfire?
15 days ago

Thank you “Free”, your comment made my point.FYI I served most of my service with the ROYAL AIR FORCE in desert climes and African countries.The first Kuwait crisis,1962/1963,was one of my luxury vacations.No air conditioning. Now where did you spend your voluntary service when you were in military service?

Spitfire?
Spitfire?
15 days ago

Gar,if you lack the intelligence to figure the “POINT” out without my help,I’m afraid I can’t help you.

Spitfire.?
Spitfire.?
15 days ago

There we have a classic example of why contributors to Amac articles should have to provide their Amac membership numbers before being seen in print.”Thats” you are indeed a moron. Come on Amac wake up!

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