View Full Version : Pentagon responds to California teacher who insulted U.S. troops

01-31-2018, 06:56 PM
The Pentagon responded Monday to the rising controversy over a California high school teacher who warned his students not to join the military because U.S. troops are the “lowest of the low” and are “a bunch of dumb shits.”

Amber Smith, the Pentagon’s director of outreach, said she found the comments “uninformed” when she was asked directly about Gregory Salcido, who is also a city councilman in Pico Rivera, Calif. A recording of Salcido apparently made by one of his students and posted to social media reveals him railing against the perceived incompetence of the military and comparing recruiters who visit high schools to pimps.

“I have seen maybe a few things that he said that were very uninformed, and I think that’s an excellent example of who we would like to connect with, and inform them with an accurate image of those who are serving and why they serve,” said Smith, who served as an Army Kiowa helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan before being appointed by President Trump last year.


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01-31-2018, 07:14 PM
Wow what an ignorant teacher!

The moron fails to realize that being in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, require serious skills to operate and maintain equipment, among other things.....

01-31-2018, 07:14 PM
With total respect for Amber Smith, Salcido's problem is not that he lacks information. It's that his hatred for the military has built in his mind an image of our service people that is impervious to facts.

Angry Old White Man
01-31-2018, 07:20 PM
It is a lot safer to rail with children than grown men, you wouldn't catch this ass wipe doing the same to someone his own age or he would be about 6 feet under. It just further shows how serious it is that we've allowed so many enemies of the USA into our school systems under the cover of being a teacher, they should take the bastard for a helicopter ride and accidentally lose his sorry ass. I won't sugar coat it because it's something that should never happen and believe me we don't see all of it.