THE MARINE CORPS HAS BEEN ORDERED TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO MAKE ITS ENLISTED ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING COED, AND TO MAKE ITS JOB TITLES MORE GENDER-NEUTRAL FOLLOWING THE RECENT MOVE TO OPEN ALL MILITARY COMBAT ROLES TO WOMEN.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ANYONE WHO IS PAYING ATTENTION TO ALL THIS KNOWS QUITE WELL THAT THE NEW GENDER NEUTRAL STANDARDS FOR THE MARINE CORPS REALLY HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH INTEGRATING WOMEN AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH INTEGRATING GAY, TRANSSEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE INTO THE MILITARY. OBAMA ISSUED THE ORDER LAST YEAR TO FULLY INTEGRATE THE LGBT INTO THE US ARMED SERVICES.
In a Jan. 1 memo to Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus requested a “detailed plan” on how the service will fully integrate its boot camp and Officer Candidate School. The plan is due Jan. 15 and will be implemented by April 1, the memo states.
“The Department of the Navy’s implementation plan must include gender integration of Marine Corps enlisted recruit training and officer candidate school,” Mabus wrote. “In this submission, identify where, if anywhere, this training is already integrated, where it is separate, and specific steps that you will take to fully integrate these trainings.”
In a second memo from Mabus to Neller on the same day, the SecNav directed the Marine Corps to conduct a full review of its military occupational specialty titles in an effort to ensure that they are gender neutral.
“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. “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.”
Lt. Col. Eric Dent, Neller’s spokesman, said the Marine Corps is “working diligently to meet the intent of the Secretary of Defense’s policy.” The Marine Corps delivered its implementation plan to Mabus and Defense Secretary Ash Carter last month, Dent added, and it’s now being reviewed by a Defense Department working group. source
Written by Geoffrey Grider
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