Elite Institution Schmoozefest

Elite Institution Schmoozefest

by digby

Does this creep you out a much as it does me?

MILITARY OFFICERS TOUR JPMORGAN – JPMorgan Chase yesterday hosted about 30 active duty military officers (across all branches and agencies) from the Marine Corps War College in Quantico, Va. The officers met with senior executives, toured the trading floor and participated in a trading simulation. They discussed recruitment, operations management, strategic communications and the economy. Aside from employees thanking them for their service as they passed by, they also received a standing ovation on the trading floor. Said one officer after a senior JPM exec thanked him for his service: “We promise to keep you safe if you keep this country strong.”

And then they all went to church together prayed ...

What's the point of this? Is it some kind of program? Who's doing the recruiting? And for what? (And the idea that JP Morgan is going to keep the country strong ... well, that's just laughable.)