Regime to Marine Corps: Ensure ‘gender neutrality’ in job titles, ‘man’ not allowed

120112-N-KD852-138For over 200 years, the United States Marine Corps has defended this country from all kinds of threats with courage, honor and distinction.  Now, they’ve been told they must ensure “gender neutrality” in their job titles.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller to drop the term “man” from position titles to keep them gender-neutral by April 1.

The Free Beacon added:

“As we achieve full integration of the force … this is an opportunity to update the position titles and descriptions themselves to demonstrate through this language that women are included in these MOSs,” Mabus wrote in the Jan. 1 memo. “Please review the position titles throughout the Marine Corps and ensure that they are gender-integrated as well, removing ‘man’ from the titles and provide a report to me as soon as is practicable and no later than April 1, 2016.”

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But Navy official who spoke anonymously the the Marine Corps Times claimed that Mabus does not want position titles like “infantryman” and “rifleman” to be altered but instead intends to change titles where “man” exists as a separate word.

That’s a good thing, I guess, since every Marine, regardless of specialty or gender is a basic combat “rifleman.”

Still, it’s a shame to see political correctness like this pushed on the Corps.

“The idea is not to go in there and change the name when ‘man’ is incorporated as part of the term,” the Navy official said. “But when the word ‘man’ appears as a separate word … they want that name to be changed.”

“This,” the Free Beacon added, “could include titles like “reconnaissance man” and “fire support man.”

Because calling someone a “man” might affect his combat readiness.

Talk about priorities in an age of terrorism.

Doug Powers noted: “This initiative is expected to be applauded by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserperson Schultz.”

H/T Michelle Malkin


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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