and that doesn't exactly raise morale and confidence levels; so this isn't a surprise:
Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the
statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at
heart,” only 27% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in
2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,”
only 49% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey. Agreement with,
“Overall my quality of life is good or excellent,” dropped from 91%
agreement in 2009 to 56% in 2014, and President Obama’s personal
approval rating was an eye-catching 15%.
Hey, when you know the CinC is a clown who doesn't give a damn about you, and- in the event of conflict- doesn't actually want to win, what do they expect?
Carter is no doubt happy about the appointment because Fanning is, as the Washington Post puts it,
a “Carter ally.” The White House is pleased because the appointment of a
gay man represents an important advance in the progress of social
justice. And the troops?
Well, really, who cares what they think?
"I have this condition, but racism is making it worse, so you white people need to pay for my therapy!"