View Full Version : Marines weigh stripping the word 'man' from all job titles

Rocky C
05-20-16, 02:40 PM
One of the most time-honored phrases in the Marine Corps — "every Marine a rifleman" — could get an update as the service's top leaders consider new gender-neutral job titles for all positions.

The Marine Corps is conducting a sweeping review of its military occupational specialty titles, Capt. Philip Kulczewski, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, told Marine Corps Times. The move follows a January directive from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that Navy and Marine leaders ensure all job titles are gender neutral as ground combat jobs opened to women.

Mabus specifically wanted the word "man" dropped from all titles. That could mean that female Marines — or even men — heading to ground-combat jobs may not pick up traditional titles like rifleman or artilleryman.

Kulczewski declined to answer questions about how many titles could change, when the review would be complete or what the new job names could be, since the review is still ongoing.

Navy Capt. Patrick McNally, a spokesman for Mabus, also declined to comment on the status of the sea services' reviews.

"[The Navy secretary] has met with leadership from both services on the issue and we will have an announcement on a way ahead at the appropriate time," he said.

Initially, a Navy official told Marine Corps Times that Mabus didn't intend to change iconic titles like infantryman, rifleman or midshipman. Instead, the official said, he only wanted titles to change the titles if "man" stood alone as a separate word, as in reconnaissance man or field artillery sensor support man.

But a Marine official with knowledge of the review said "every single" title, billet and job description is being looked at.

The Corps' most senior leaders — including the commandant and assistant commandant — along with members of Training and Education Command; Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Plans, Policies and Operations; and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, are involved in the assessment, the official said.

Mabus ordered the Marine Corps to conduct the review the same day he instructed Commandant Gen. Robert Neller to develop a plan to make the service's entry-level training coed. Within days, it was determined that men and women would continue training separately at Marine boot camp. But the job title review forged ahead.

"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 January order. "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."

The Navy took its review one step further. In addition to finding gender-neutral job title options, its leaders are also on the hunt for rating titles that better match what sailors do. Navy yeomen, for example, could end up with a title like administrative specialist.

“I was talking to a corpsman the other day and guess what they used to be called? Pharmacist’s mate," Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens told Navy Times in January. "... Maybe there [are] rating titles out there that just don’t make sense anymore."

Stevens, the Navy's top senior enlisted leader, kicked off a canvassing of the fleet earlier this year in order to get sailors' thoughts and recommendations on the new titles.

“This has to come from the fleet,” he said. "It needs to work its way up through enlisted leadership. ... They are the voice of their people."

05-20-16, 02:59 PM
Its anchorMAN not anchorLADY!!! Dont worry they will continue to neuter the service until we are useless.

Tennessee Top
05-20-16, 04:23 PM
I vote for: Riflethingy, machinegunthingy, artllerythingy...and so on.

Phantom Blooper
05-20-16, 04:52 PM
All you rifle persons ready on da' right....ready on da' left...ready on da' firing line....da' line is hot....oh baby!

All you peoples commence firing!!!!

Bring up dat' BIG brutish tank thingy and put it back from da' line in da' nasty little trees......WAIT!!!!!........

Are those male or female trees......CORPSPERSON Up!

Docettes sashay over der' and see if those trees are male or female..........I don't know SGT Persons ........those are ASH trees.......

This country really would be screwed if our forefathers were Minute People..........

05-20-16, 07:11 PM
God help us all......

05-20-16, 07:38 PM
Oh hell no! 30028

05-21-16, 07:36 AM
Political nonsense. Linguistic stupidity.
They are "uglying-up" my language!

05-21-16, 09:35 PM
God help us all......

You got that right Billy, Semper Fidelis.

05-21-16, 10:27 PM
It's all right, Marines, I found updated news on this:

THE PENTAGON — In the wake of a sweeping review (http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/05/19/marines-weigh-stripping-word-man-all-job-titles/84558770/) of military occupational specialties (MOS), the Marine Corps has revealed new gender inclusive titles, as ground combat and other traditionally male jobs will soon open to women.

“The era of ‘every Marine a rifleman’ is past and has been replaced with ‘every Marine a rock ape,’” said Capt. Philip Kulczewski, a spokesperson for Headquarters Marine Corps.

Following Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ directive that the Marine Corps drop the word “man” from all MOS titles, the Corps thoroughly reviewed each billet, title, and job description to ensure gender neutrality in an effort to increase combat efficiency.

The Corps has released some examples of job description changes:
0300 Basic Infantry Boot
0311 Infantry Rock Ape
0321 Reconnaissance Primadonna
0351 Infantry Assault Lance Corporal, Terminal
0352 Antitank Missile-POG

Marine Corps leaders also opted to change other job titles to better match what they do. All 06 Communications occupational specialties, for instance, will end with the word “Nerd.”

0622 Digital Multi-channel Wideband Transmission Equipment Nerd
0623 Tropospheric Scatter Radio Multi-channel Equipment Nerd
0651 Cyber Network Mega-Nerd

Kulczewski admitted it was satisfying for the Corps to finally strike a meaningful blow in the War On Patriarchy. “Besides, in all seriousness,” said Kulczewski. “We all know that ‘every Marine a rifleman’ is the biggest lie in the Corps.”


05-22-16, 07:03 AM
we can't get these clowns out of office fast enough,,

Rocky C
05-22-16, 10:29 AM
That was Great Andy LMAO.

05-22-16, 12:22 PM
I'd love to take credit, but that was Duffelblog - always the latest news!

05-23-16, 10:17 AM
guess that makes me a "Chief Comm Nerd".. or is it a "Comm Chief Nerd" ...???? wait, I gotta go puke, these *******s are ****ing up my Marine Corps TO THE MAX.....

05-24-16, 10:58 AM
At least we can still call our enemies gooks, towel heads; but what about camel ****er. I just figured that one out, it could go both ways.