Pentagon Seeks to Hire Deputy Inspector General to Address Extremism in Military

The Pentagon is looking to hire a senior executive to address “supremacist, extremist, and criminal gang activity” in the U.S. military, Task and Purpose reported.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

The exact job listing is for a deputy inspector general for diversity and inclusion and extremism in the military, who would be principal adviser to the Pentagon’s Inspector General on such matters and lead the Office of Inspector General’s Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM).

The full-time job’s yearly salary will be between $161,700 and $199,300.

More than 50 of those charged after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol had a military or law enforcement history.

Current regulations state that troops should not promote supremacist, extremist, or criminal gang doctrine, including ideology or causes “that advance, encourage, or advocate illegal discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.”

However, joining extremist groups is allowed as long as a service member isn’t an “active participant.”