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Army Secretary: Officers Should Stay 'Out of the Culture Wars'
Secretary of the Army warns officers to keep 'out of the culture wars' following the investigation of a Major who called out Tucker Carlson
by Isabella Zavarise
- Army Secretary Christine Wormuth warned leaders about engaging in social media at a press conference on Monday.
- Her comments come after an investigation found Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe's Twitter activity was inappropriate.
- In 2021, Donahoe criticized a Tucker Carlson segment about efforts to accommodate women soldiers.
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth warned general officers about engaging with social media, advising them to keep "out of the culture wars" at a press conference on Monday, according to Task & Purpose, a publication covering the United States Armed Forces.
At the annual Association of the US Army meeting in Washington, DC, Wormuth said one of the most important things to herself and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville is that the Army remains apolitical, the outlet reported.
"Because frankly, we have got to be able to have a broad appeal. When only 9% of kids are interested in serving, we have got to make sure that we are careful about not alienating wide swaths of the American public to the Army," Wormuth said.
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