According to the Annual Survey of Army Leadership, only 26% of active-duty officers surveyed believe that the Army is headed in the right direction. Why so low? One of the primary reasons given is that the Army is being overrun with political correctness "imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders."
The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.
The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. "Two themes stood out in these comments," said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.
The second was the impact of "political correctness."