Excerpt from TheBlaze
Written by Sara Gonzales
After facing a backlash, the Navy has decided to forgo its previous plan to remove various enlisted soliders’ job titles, namely ones that end in “man.”
In what was originally an effort to be more politically correct, the Navy announced their plans to eliminate their long-standing traditional titles back in September. They decided to instead refer to the sailors by their rank only, like “petty officer” or “chief,” to ensure titles were more gender-neutral.
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson explained in a memo that modernizing the naval ranking was only meant to give sailors more flexibility in training and assignments.