Snowflake Soldiers: Army Officers Going Back to Basics to Instill Discipline on ‘Entitled’ Enlisted

People who choose to enlist in the armed services are to be admired. They are willing to serve their country and put their lives on the line for us all for relatively little pay. So I am not one to criticize their actions. They are all certainly braver than me.

However, cultural changes in our young people, the millennials, are leading officers to change their training methods. Millennial recruits are coming in with less respect and discipline than is usually expected of soldiers and for a job as important as theirs, that has to change.

After all, this is the first generation of soldiers used to “safe spaces” whenever the stress level gets too high. And the military offers plenty of stressful situations.

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller, U.S. Army Reserve drill instructor and the 2016 U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, participates in a marketing photo shoot organized

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