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US Navy Recruits Drag Queen As Digital Ambassador For Diversity Drive [VIDEO]

In a stunning and controversial move to attract a diverse and talented workforce, the US Navy has appointed an active-duty drag queen as a “Digital Ambassador” for its recent recruitment drive. Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, also known as the fierce and fabulous Harpy Daniels, has been selected as the first of five Navy Digital Ambassadors in a pilot program that ran from October 2022 to March 2023.

Kelley, who identifies as non-binary, has shared their drag journey on social media platforms, where they have become an advocate for people who have been oppressed in the service. Their passion for drag as an art and a means of self-expression is evident in their electrifying performances, including one on the USS Ronald Reagan that reportedly helped save someone’s life by inspiring them to be true to themselves.



The Navy’s decision to hire an active-duty drag queen as a “Digital Ambassador” has been met with both applause and condemnation from the public. While some praise the Navy’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity, others argue that it sends the wrong message about the military’s image and mission.

As the Navy battles “the most challenging recruiting environment it has faced since the start of the all-volunteer force,” according to a Navy spokesperson, the “Digital Ambassador” program was launched to explore the digital environment and reach a wide range of potential candidates. The Navy’s goal is to increase its size to 347,000 members in 2024, up from the current 341,736 serving in fiscal year 2023.

@harpydaniels via TikTok


The question remains: is this how the US military wants to be seen by the rest of the world? While the Navy is committed to fostering an inclusive culture and ensuring that all personnel feel “included and connected to mission and leaders at all levels,” according to its latest diversity, equity, and inclusion policy updates, some worry that the decision to hire a drag queen as a spokesperson sends a message that could be viewed as controversial or even polarizing. What do you think?

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