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SECNAV defends removing Navy job titles, including ‘corpsman’ | MarineTimes

SECNAV defends removing Navy job titles, including ‘corpsman’ | MarineTimes

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus defended his controversial and unpopular decision to stop identifying sailors by their job titles, saying the move will help sailors get promoted and find jobs once they leave the service.

Changing the ratings structure will make sailors less stove-piped in their communities, Mabus said Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The changes were in answer to Mabus’ edict to strip the word “man” from all job titles. The Navy went much farther than the Marine Corps in fulfilling this directive.

Source: SECNAV defends removing Navy job titles, including ‘corpsman’