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Navy Secretary Defends Removing 'Man' From Job Titles

Navy Secretary Defends Removing 'Man' From Job Titles

Ray Mabus (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 13 October 2016 02:45 PM

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus defended his controversial decision to alter job titles, removing the word "man," saying his goal was to "quit segregating women."

Mabus claimed the new job title system will allow for easier promotion and retention.

"We've got several different specialties for working on aircraft," Mabus said while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., according to The Daily Caller. "We've got structural mechanics; we've got people who work on avionics; we've got people who work on the engines. They can only promote through their narrow communities. We're losing people because they can't promote."

An unnamed retired admiral decried the decision to Navy Times, saying the Navy shouldn't be subject to social engineering experiments.

"My questions are: Why now, and was this merely an attempt by SECNAV in a political year to rush an important personnel initiative to the forefront for some sort of political or personal legacy gain?"

"This initiative may be necessary," added the admiral, who asked to be unnamed to avoid the appearance of undermining the Navy's leadership, "the reasons for it may be compelling, but the manner in which it was delivered leaves more questions than answers. If the case for these rate designation descriptions is compelling, they should be further explained."

Mabus singled out the title of "corpsman" as needing to go, according to The Marine Corps Times, who also reported on the event.

"It's not a historic title," Mabus said. "It only came in after World War II. One of the problems people have been having transitioning out of the Navy is that while the Navy and Marines know what 'corpsman' means, not many other people do.

"That's why the title is being changed to something more akin to 'medic' or medical technician."

Over 70,000 have signed a petition on WhiteHouse.gov requesting that the traditional job titles be restored since Sept. 29.

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