No doubt spurred by the Obama administration’s push for political correctness, the Marine Corps has decided to change 19 job titles, which includes “basic infantryman,” reported by Marine Corps Times.
These are the new titles:
- Basic infantry Marine
- Riverine assault craft Marine
- Light-armor vehicle Marine
- Reconnaissance Marine
- Recon Marine Parachute Qual
- Recon Marine CMBT Div
- Recron Marine CMBT and Parachute
- Infantry assault Marine
- Antitank missile gunner
- Basic field artillery Marine
- Field artillery fire control Marine
- Field artillery operations chief
- Field artillery sensor support Marine
- Fire support Marine
- Basic engineer, construction and equipment Marine
- Basic tank and assault amphibious vehicle Marine
- Armor Marine
- Amphibious assault vehicle Marine
- Amphibious combat vehicle Marine
If you aren’t aware, you can see that the word “man” has been removed from all of these titles. It has been removed due to an order given by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in January.
“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,” he wrote to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller at the time.
“Please review the position titles throughout the Marine Corps and ensure that they are gender-integrated as well, removing ‘man’ from the titles.”
As American Power Wanes, Navy Secretary Focuses on Removing 'Man' from Job Titles https://t.co/eL1WVVILa8
— ✯✯US VETERAN✯✯ (@Mike_USPatriot) January 7, 2016
This news comes with the Pentagon’s plan to repeal the ban on transgender service members on July 1.
Talking to the Washington Post last Wednesday, Marine rifleman Sgt. Geoff Heath shared how he felt about these changes:
“On one hand, the name changes from ‘man’ to ‘person’ or whatever they want to call it doesn’t really matter. They could call mortarmen bakers for all I care. But on the other, it’s a direct reflection on society’s crybaby political correctness.”
With the intensifying war with radical Islam, you’d think the Obama administration might prioritize things a bit better. But no, instead the administration choose to put the feelings of the perpetually aggrieved over the meaningful concerns of our top generals.
A Marine Corps Times reader said, “We have reached peak crazy.”
After seeing this, I am inclined to agree.