“In the current geopolitical landscape, soldiers are going to have to fight for territories that many of their parents died conquering. With this new program, future servicemen can learn the landscape that they may potentially have to fight on,” wrote General Gerald Rockwell in its announcement.
“We have heard some concern about the safety of the children, but we assure you all proper precautions will be taken. Additional units will be assigned to security detail and if we felt their safety was undermined in anyway, we wouldn’t deploy them.”
The Department of the Army has also created a commemorative medal, the Order of Judas, for those who enlist and surpass their parents in specific metrics that weren’t as easily measurable as before.
“We wanted this medal to be intimate and uniquely personal for each recipient. With credit to technology, we can estimate how many yards fallen soldiers have traversed in battle from initial point of contact and the number of confirmed kills. The next generation will now have an objective measure against previous kin and will be recognized for surpassing them. I imagine families will gather around and compare their members kill/death ratio like they do in popular video games.”