“Service before self”… unless you’re a member of a minority group

The far left always employs the same strategy and the military always loses.

The above constitutes yet another attack on the military’s core tenet… “good order and discipline”, and thus damages our national defense.

The photos, by Brynja Sigurdardottir Photography in Washington, were featured on the website and blog breastfeedingincombatboots.com. The author of the blog, Robyn Roche-Paull, says on her website that the Air Force doesn’t endorse the photos but permission was given to the breastfeeding moms to appear in them.


Because the military which should be concerned with it Constitutional responsibility to kill people and breaking things, concerns itself now with gay recruiting, the needs of Puerto Rican lesbian former nuns, Druid “worshiping space”, atheists and the “right” to breast-feed in uniform.

You may call it breast feeding, I call it being “out of uniform”.

“Service before self” is no longer a core value, nor is it expected, let alone demanded of our military.

As with our society at large, the military now champions “what about me?”

And it saddens me that the Marine Corps is no different:

“The USMC has probably one of the better breastfeeding policies of all the services, with a 6-month deferment from deployment and the requirement of a clean, secluded space with running water for (breast milk) pumping.  Break times are not specified, but instead are left to you and your supervisor on a case-by-case basis.  Breastfeeding does not exempt you from going to the field for training or other TDY assignments.”

You want to be in the military or are you focused on forming a Le Leche League chapter for the motor pool?

We are no longer Chesty Puller and “Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”  The Marine Corps, as with all branches, has been undermined and sabotaged by the socialist agenda.

Women in a combat arms MOS… results in increased casualties, unit discipline disruption and mission failure.

Women onboard ships… rampant pregnancies.

Not American History Month in the military, but Cinco de Mayo, Kawannzzaa, Black History Month, Chicano History Month, Gay and Lesbian History Month(s)…. and of course “Breast Milk Month”.

Obama ended DADT and immediately GLBT & the Terminally Confused groups began to push the boundary… homosexuals’ rights to dress in the opposite gender’s uniforms. “Spousal” benefits including free health care for “life partners”, followed by the inevitable sex changes operations.

It’s the age-old adage… “Once the camel’s nose enters the tent….” when a small undesirable situation is allowed to go unchecked, it will gradually and unavoidably worsen.

Is it a coincidence that this “right” to completely expose your chest, by buttoning your uniform, raising your shirt in front of God and your commanding general closely follows this Time magazine cover story?


You see… all diversities and “minority” civilians and now those in the military ranks are endowed with special rights and advantages such as preferential treatment, lowered standards, and the… “maternity leave.”

Let us take the case of Naval Academy Cadet Linda M. Mammeree. She has just received one of the best university educations in the world–for free–and is commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. She goes to flight school, but is also just itching to get married… and that’s just the first problem.

When SSgt. Plummer put us on the bus to Infantry Training Regiment after graduating boot camp, he had this advice: “You numbnutz need to hear this… don’t get married. You’re making $105 a month; if the Corps had wanted you to have a wife, the Corps would have issued you one.”

Sir, sound advice Sir!

Under this policy, career oriented officers and enlisted members are allowed a onetime separation from Active Duty for up to two years to discharge parental responsibilities to care for newborn children (CNC). This policy allows a member to separate with a guarantee of reenlistment or a new officer appointment upon return to Active Duty on meeting physical and other qualifying standards.

Meanwhile male Marines are blown apart on their second, third, or fourth deployment, while the new mother, now 1st Lt. Mammeree, gets 42 days free maternity leave, then goes on light duty and can’t be deployed again for six months.

And as per the above can simply quit and the Corps will hold her place for two years until she gets back to thinking about her country and the oath she took.

So… consider this:  we have paid for 1st Lt. Mammeree’s education, pay and benefits, medical care, travel, flight training, day care and all the rest…. and all we have to show for it is a fat, out of shape Marine on maternity leave until further notice, who had to drop out of her flight training until further notice and instead attends breast-feeding classes while she decides if she wants to remain a housewife for the next 24 months.

Cost to the Defense Department:  $1 million+ and we’re still missing a C-17 co-pilot.

Net advantage to the United States’ national security: 0… and if 1st Lt. Mammeree decides to hang it up… then the cost to the nation doubles down.

When she returns to flight school, 1st Lt. Mammeree is welcomed aboard and told about the great OBGYN facilities, the birthing rooms, the free contraceptives and breast pumps, small refrigerators…. oh, and some  thing about airplanes.

To her credit one career Marine mom recently added this to the debate on-line since the “nursing airmen” photos came to light.

“I would never nurse in uniform. I took my child to the bathroom or a private office when her nanny brought her to me …. Not because I was ashamed of nursing, nor of being a mother. All the guys knew I pumped. The military is not a civilian job. We go to combat and we make life or death decisions, and not just for ourselves but for those we lead. The same reason I would never nurse in uniform is the same reason I do not chew gum, or walk and talk on my cell phone, or even run into the store in my utility uniform. … We are warfighting professionals.

“Women before us have worked too hard to earn and retain the respect of their male peers. I don’t want my Marines to look at me any other way than as a Marine. When I am asking them to fly into combat with me and do a dangerous mission, I do not want them to have the mental image of a babe at my breast. I want them to only see me as a Marine. Let’s be a realistic folks. We give up many freedoms being in the military…Breastfeeding in front of my fellow Marines was one of them.”

But what happens to all that when you last saw your squadron commander like this:

About Gary Alexander

Volunteer coordinator for veterans support network in North Texas. Now retired from his private psychotherapy practice, I specialized in the diagnosis and treatment posttraumatic stress, working with victim assistance programs, veterans and the Veterans Administration for over 20 years. After being wounded in action in Vietnam, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps and know first hand many of the readjustment difficulties and psychological stresses experienced by today's OIF and OEF veterans. I am available, at minimal cost, to speak at your functions on several subjects including veterans issues, Vietnam, the Medal of Honor, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and critical incident debriefings.
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11 Responses to “Service before self”… unless you’re a member of a minority group

  1. mk says:

    This is absolutely revolting! No shame or dignity.

  2. Bob Mack says:

    If you haven’t seen it, this one by Russ Vaughn will burn yer bacon:
    An excerpt:

    As a Vietnam vet, I was stunned when I saw this photo. I know these Democrats are clueless when it comes to military sensitivities, but do they not have any idea of the special venerability the Wall possesses for those of us who fought in that war for an unappreciative nation? Or our families and the families of those whose names grace that memorial? I’ve been to all the war memorials on the Mall on multiple occasions and can attest there is always a singular solemnity suffusing that Wall and those standing in its presence. It is the one place in this nation where we who served in that war know that our service has been honored.
    And now these dim-bulb Democrats dishonor our monument by exploiting it for a photo shoot canonizing their candidate on the sacred day set aside to honor those who earned their place on that Wall with their lives? Every name there represents a comrade in arms to me and I assuredly do not appreciate seeing it used for a phony campaign photo by an affirmative action commander-in-chief who never deigned to don the heavy burden of a steel helmet in service to this country.

  3. Couldn’t have said it any better… tahnks for the send… and welcome home.

  4. Kristi says:

    You obviously have no idea what your talking about…and have gravely twisted the facts. You should be ashamed of yourself – you bigot! She is an officer and has different commitments. Everyone get six months between deployments, and she applied for a waiver and it was granted. So the military is allowing this. Just because the service doesn’t mean you give up rights to be human, or to have a family. Check you facts. No one gets free daycare in the military, you pay based on your rank. As a 1st Lt. she probably paying like 550 a month. GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT! Stop spreading hate and lies!

    • K,
      You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own “facts”. Plus I can do without the name calling… you got an argument, sound off like an adult… you’ll advance your argument better.
      1. I do know the facts because most came directly from Marine Corps orders… look ’em up. Not “everyone” gets six months between deployments… check with the following: SEALs, Special Forces, Marine Recon… etc.
      2. “She is an officer and she has different commitments”… what the hell does that even mean? Obviously one of her commitments is showing her boobs–WHILE IN UNIFORM–on the internet. Sorry, I don’t see that in the oath she took. And I don’t give a damn about waivers or what today’s military thinks… that was my point which you entirely skipped over…. because you….
      3. Created a straw man argument to respond to… “Just because the service doesn’t mean you give up rights to be human, or to have a family.” That may be the most inane comment I have ever read…. I get that type of thing a lot from females, particularly young females and most definitely from young, liberal females. Thus, you wasted you time typing what presumably began as an opinion.
      {I’ll give you one small point here (which had almost nothing to do with my “keep your clothes on” commentary)… if day care costs this non-deployable mommy $550 a month, great. I don’t want to pay for it… she’s screwing us tax payer enough already.}
      As I’m sure you can now understand I was not spreading “hate” and “lies” and I demand proof of what they were.
      Lastly…. now that that’s straight, explain to me how showing her tits helps the military that I count on to defend my country and protect my ass— which by the way, I never had need to expose to the public while I wore my Marine Corps uniform, even if I didn’t give up my right to be a human being during my tour.
      PS… stay away from Daily Kos and the HuffPo… rots your mind

    • K— Here’s my follow up post: Conduct unbecoming…: Long overdue —- Breastfeeding moms in military uniforms reprimanded; photographer fired

    • Eric Stanford says:

      From the talks of you saying that she is an officer tells me that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I do not see an O-2 rank insignia on her collar. Looks to me like she is either an E-4 or E-5 from the angle of the photo. Straight from the words of your mouth “GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT!” As a current Air Force Sergeant who is deployed in Afghanistan at this very moment, I agree with the Marine.

  5. Pingback: Conduct unbecoming…: Long overdue —- Breastfeeding moms in military uniforms reprimanded; photographer fired | LeatherneckM31

  6. David in country says:

    These were just the reasons that I would have liked to express to my wife, why I could not wear my marine utility uniform out in public while we would celebrate our daughter’s birthday. “Service before self”….it’s about respecting those that came and went before us, wearing any military uniform to protect our rights. Some gave the ultimate sacrifice–their own lives–rather than give in to selfish. or accepted cheek-turning inducing ideologies. Thinking of others before yourself….a simple tune to live by, but difficult to get across to even the closest people you know. According to my wife, I was being selfish, putting my marines’ regulations above our child. I was just trying to do the right thing, but I think that my wife would have been more understanding if she had heard this from a female military member.

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