USSOCOM welcomes our new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best. #QuietProfessionals pic.twitter.com/Z6aJnz91mx
— USSOCOM (@USSOCOM) March 25, 2021
American Military News: US Special Forces announce 1st-ever diversity and inclusion officer
On Friday, the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) announced its first-ever chief diversity and inclusion officer, Richard Torres-Estrada, and the announcement prompted a backlash from social media users questioning the hiring decision.
In an Instagram post, SOCOM said, “On Monday, March 1, 2021, USSOCOM welcomed its first-ever Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. Mr. Torres-Estrada has nearly two decades worth of experience working diversity and inclusion programs and activities in federal agencies.
Mr. Torres-Estrada’s arrival corresponds with the publication of the USSOCOM D&I Strategic Plan, which will guide the enterprise-wide effort to institutionalize and sustain D&I. We look forward to Mr. Torres-Estrada’s contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best.”
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Update: Special Operations Command Hires Diversity and Inclusion Chief Who Posted Anti-Trump Memes (Breitbart)
WNU editor: Reaction to this appointment has been immediate. Especially with past social media posts by Richard Torres-Estrada now being circulated on social media (see below).
Looks like the new diversity officer loves celebrating diversity with those who agree with him.
Here is what he thinks of the rest of us-
Mr. Torres-Estrada was not placed in US Special Operations command by mistake. https://t.co/YJ26av1ftz pic.twitter.com/dgwlmP00oQ
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) March 26, 2021
Update #2: This even caught Tucker Carlson's attention (see video below).