The Military Culture Coalition (MCC) is a network of organizations and opinion leaders who have joined with the Center for Military Readiness in supporting high standards and sound priorities in the making of military personnel policies. CMR organized the MCC in February 2010 as a forum to share and communicate information in support of the current law regarding homosexuals in the military (Section 654, Title 10, U.S.C.), which is usually mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
The name Military Culture Coalition suggests common ground and a principled stand. The culture of the All-Volunteer Force is strong but vulnerable to politically-motivated pressures. Our military is the finest in the world, but politically-motivated demands from outside groups could do irreparable damage to its culture, defined most simply as “how things are done.” The MCC is stepping forward to defend the culture of our All-Volunteer Force, on which our national security depends.
Prominent Americans who have personally signed the Military Culture Coalition Statement include organization presidents, opinion leaders, public policy experts, former members of Congress, religious and military chaplain leaders, businessmen and entrepreneurs, decorated military heroes, and scholars who have written about military culture and policy matters, drawing upon their previous experiences in uniform. (All signatures are on file with the Center for Military Readiness.)
To see the Military Culture Coalition Statement and a list of signers, click here.