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Press Release Published: Jan 4, 2024

Grothman Announces Hearing on Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs Chairman Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) will hold a hearing titled “The Risks of Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military.” The subcommittee hearing will explore the politically driven Department of Defense (DoD) priorities that are affecting military readiness and examine the military’s prioritization of progressive programs such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs and other social priorities versus critical military needs.

“Our military has one primary function: defend Americans and American interests at home and abroad. At least this was the primary function until the Biden Administration force fed progressivism into the branches of the armed services. Due to an avalanche of foreign policy blunders by the Biden Administration, the world is a less safe place. The men and women who bravely serve within the military must stay focused on combat readiness, not left-wing objectives which serve no military purpose. It is imperative to extract this poisonous and unhelpful thinking from our military and return the armed services to their core functions,” said Subcommittee Chairman Grothman.

WHAT: Hearing titled “The Risks of Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military”

DATE: Thursday, January 11, 2024

TIME: 10:00 a.m. ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


  • Will Thibeau, Director, American Military Project
  • Matthew Lohmeier, Space Force Veteran, Author

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at