Drag queen hired by the US Navy as the face of navy drag queen recruitment campaign.

As part of a recent initiative “to attract the most talented and diverse workforce”, encourage growth with navy drag queen recruitment, and counteract declining recruiting, the US Navy selected an active-duty drag queen to be a “Digital Ambassador”.

Second Class Yeoman In a test project that ran from October to March, non-binary Joshua Kelley was chosen as the first of five Navy Digital Ambassadors.

Harpy Daniels is Kelley’s stage name. On TikTok and Instagram, Kelley has documented their journey, describing how they started off performing onboard and how they eventually became a “advocate” for those who “were oppressed for years in the service.”

What Is A Drag Queen?

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A drag queen is an entertainer who presents themselves in a stylized and exaggerated feminine persona, typically for the purposes of performance and entertainment. Drag queens are often male-bodied individuals who adopt a heightened feminine appearance through the use of clothing, makeup, wigs, and accessories. They may also adopt a female name or stage name.

Drag queens often perform in drag shows, which can take various forms, including lip-syncing to songs, performing comedic skits, or showcasing elaborate and artistic performances. Drag shows are a significant part of LGBTQ+ culture and are enjoyed by diverse audiences.

It’s important to note that being a drag queen does not necessarily reflect an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Drag is a form of self-expression and performance art that allows individuals to explore and celebrate different aspects of their creativity and identity. Some drag queens may identify as gay, while others may identify as transgender or cisgender.

Drag queens have been historically influential figures in the LGBTQ+ community, advocating for acceptance, visibility, and inclusivity. They often play an important role in providing entertainment, creating spaces for self-expression, and challenging societal norms around gender and sexuality.

Navy Drag Queen Recruitment Video

Navy Drag Queen Recruitment Video

Harpy Daniels is Kelley’s stage name. On TikTok and Instagram, Kelley has documented their journey, describing how they started off performing onboard and how they eventually became a “advocate” for those who “were oppressed for years in the service.”

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In November, Kelley announced their selection as a digital ambassador to their more than 8,000 followers on Instagram. “From joining to 2016 and being able to share my drag experience with my fellow sailors on my off time has been a blessing,” Kelley wrote.

“I appreciate the Navy for providing me this chance. I’m just sharing my own Navy experience; I don’t speak for the Navy. They continued, “Hooyah, and let’s go Slay!”

As the Navy battles “the most challenging recruiting environment it has faced since the start of the all-volunteer force,” the “Digital Ambassador” program, in which Kelley participated, was “designed to explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates” and ran from October to March, a Navy spokesperson told Fox News.

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The representative said, “The service branch is assessing what shape the program—which included five active-duty personnel—will take in the future.”

The official added, “The Navy did not compensate YN2 Kelley or anyone else for being Navy Digital Ambassadors.”

What Are Active Duty and Non-Active Duty Navy Saying?

Here is what YouTube Commenters are saying.

As a former Navy Corpsman, I have never been so embarrassed in my life. They are going from “OoohRah” to “YooHoo”.


I’m so happy I served during don’t ask don’t tell. I would never serve in a perverse military. Start fragging the perverse.


Navy should start drinking Bud Light now play.


Disgusting and immoral.


Here is what the commenters are saying on r/Conservative on Reddit.

The Babylon Bee is going to go out of business with headlines like this.


My grandpa was the toughest most honorable man I’ve ever known and was a navy guy, and for the first time in my life I’m glad he passed when he did.

Ruthless Unknown

My father was an artist. He was also a Navy man.

He wouldn’t recognize the US today.

Hell, I don’t recognize the US today.


That’s the problem. The regressive left is doing everything in their power to transform the military from one based in testosterone and aggression into one based on soy and diversity for the sake of diversity. As long as all this nonsense is allowed to stand, our military will be weak and impotent.


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