US Army: Sheryl Sandberg: Women, diversity are ‘mission critical’ in military, workplace

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at the Pentagon, April 9, 2015.

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 10, 2015) — The military can take the lead in breaking down the biases against women and people of diverse backgrounds, to create a stronger force and set the path for the nation, said Sheryl Sandberg.

Sheryl Sandberg, best-selling author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” spoke April 9 to a standing-room audience at the Pentagon.

Diversity in top leadership positions is “mission critical” to the military or any organization, she said.

Studies have shown that a diverse group makes better decisions.

But, she said, “we are not getting women into leadership roles in real numbers in any sector” whether it is Fortune 500 companies, the Senate, or the military.

The long-standing biases that prevent women from advancing professionally need to be overcome, Sandberg said. The military can help kick start the effort…

The US Army’s first duty is to be an effective fighting force. One might say it is their only duty. It is should not be used as platform for people pushing “diversity.”  

Sandberg comes from the business world.  Mission critical?  How did we ever win WW I and II? Even in the world of business, “mission critical” is a grotesque statement: think of all the businesses prior to our new fixation on “diversity.”

  • Speaksvolumes

    I’ve noticed that Feminists are always pushing to get women as CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, never as a grunt working for the sanitation department or laying down asphalt on a highway at noon in mid-July.

    • occupant 9

      Clearly, women, no matter their resume or qualifications, deserve to start at the top, or we’re sexists or something.

      I can imagine a female military commander, schooled in all the proper Idiotarianisms, commanding the forces to send flowers instead of lead. You see, this war thing is because someone is just sad, misunderstood or probably really, really hungry, having missed a meal to start the day.

      Haven’t we all seen the Snickers commercials? That must be the way war is handled.

      Oh, and if the other guys don’t stop the fighting, then we’ll really have to take a good hard look at ourselves in the mirror.

    • Surele Surele

      that would be… what’s the word? yucky. or icky.

  • canminuteman

    At this point I honestly think we should let them do what ever bat shit crazy things the want. Civilization is going to collapse, instead of trying to prolong the inevitable, lets get it over with. The sooner it happens the sooner we can start to rebuild. If we can’t rebuild all of it, the sane people can take their chunk of the wreckage and rebuild from that.

    • Seneca III


    • Alain

      It is already happening.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    How about the complete lack of transgendered persons in the upper echelons of business and the military? What a cisgender-centric bigot!!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I shudder at the thought at the first tranny wearing women’s underwear that is captured by the Taliban or ISIS.
      The end result will be something less than “fabulous”.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        But don’t forget, in all likelihood these ISIS boys are pretty flexible. A good number of them are the sexually frustrated guys who couldn’t get laid in their home countries and that’s why they joined ISIS.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I think getting gang-sodomized by a bunch of sexually frustrated ISIS types is much more of a “bug” than a feature.
          I could be wrong.

  • Gary

    This will be fine if the enemy also has Pink and Rainbow coloured Jeeps and tanks while they all agree to not shot the pregnant soldier or put troops in dangerous situations.

    It will sure be a very clean war zone once it fight is over and all the villages will get make-overs and gender neutral wash rooms .
    Maybe the plan is to get the enemy laughing so hard they can’t fight which will buy time for the REAL soldiers to come up from the aft position do the killing and bring the Trauma teams for the cream puffs and bubble wrap snow flakes so they don’t suffer PTSD from the blood.

  • BillyHW

    Women don’t belong in the military.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Just a few years ago I would have thought you to be a regressive troglodyte.
      Now I just think you to be correct.

    • J. C.

      Women are socialists by their nature, that’s why they vote the way they do…

    • Frau Katze

      I’m coming around…slowly. At first I thought it was insane, but there is a certain logic there. It’s just based on averages.

  • FactsWillOut

    When the US army has gone full-fem, I’m gonna laugh when they get invaded by real soldiers.

  • simus1

    Can see her point.
    Senior executives, just like high ranking Army staff officers, spend most of their time in future planning and costing. If you are trying to force a know nothing interfering marxist/feminist busybody on board, unless she goes in at top level, everything up coming will be set in stone and require no input on her part by the time she gets wind of it in her fake job down the line.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When you talk to people that have actually been in combat, you will notice that the enthusiasm for ‘women in combat’ approaches something close to zero.

  • Paulla

    Obviously! If someone is competent to do the job, I don’t care what he/she looks like.
    (color, sex, size, etc.) But, women carrying 100 lb packs — just not possible for the vast majority of women.

  • J. C.

    Sandberg needs to f*ck off and die… Seriously! She runs a social website… What does this Feminazi bitch think she can possibly contribute to the military?!?!?!
    God help us…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    ” “If we want to increase our progress along racial discrimination, if we want to increase our progress along the leadership gaps of women and people of color, the military has to lead,” she said.”

    Can someone tell me what ‘more black females’ will be bringing to the table?

    • Minicapt

      “Wynne-ers” all around.


    • Uncle_Waspy

      If those Chuck E. Cheese brawl YouTube videos are any indication, they have the combat skills! lol

  • Norman_In_New_York

    When female recruits start comporting themselves like Kurdish women soldiers, I will be a believer. Right now, all the hierarchy and the pleaders have to offer are their doctrines.

  • DMB

    The diversity part is to recruit more Muslims into the Military to kill American solders in the name of Allah and women for ISIS criminals to rape them.

  • Pontifex Maximus
  • Pontifex Maximus

    She resides in Atherton in California; it is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherton,_California Let me guess: only extremely wealthy Jews and Whites and Asians live there; some people are more diverse than others!

  • Pontifex Maximus

    She should be forced to live in Detroit; may be she could lean on them to clean up the place!

  • Pontifex Maximus

    The Pentagon is doomed; even Mark Steyn could not fix it!

  • Pontifex Maximus

    If I were in charge, diversity would be considered a national security threat; the border with Mexico would be sealed within 36 hours! After America=Neo-Aztlan! http://medias.photodeck.com/243f8476-3c6f-11e0-ac79-75071fd652f6/000961_xgaplus.jpg

  • just a thought

    “Mission critical?”
    Kinda makes ya wonder how we ever won any ears in the past. Oh, wait, guys fighting guys. Silly me. Good thing the enemy didn’t have women, or they’d have overrun the whole planet.