In a TV interview with Alan Jones, Army and RAR veteran Justin Huggett MG opines, “You can either have a military that is a “direct reflection” of your society or you can have a military that “fights and wins – you cannot have both”.
“I genuinely hope for the future enlisted men – especially in the army and in the infantry that those really good young officers that I had the pleasure of serving under and working for – I hope they hang around because they’re going to be the ones that need to correct the direction that the military is going in,” he told Sky News host Alan Jones.
“We have a great deal of sympathy for the young enlisted men and women of the Airforce, the Army and the Navy. “I wouldn’t last five minutes in the army now – I’d be that old salt that’d be pushed out to the side because I don’t operate the way that this new fandangled army works”.
“You’ve got two options when it comes to your military: you can have a military that is a direct reflection of your society, or you can have a military that fights and wins. You cannot have both.”
See the full interview with Alan Jones here