Marines Getting New Gender-Neutral Job Titles

In most cases, 'man' replaced with 'Marine'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2016 11:42 AM CDT
Marines Getting New Gender-Neutral Job Titles
In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, female recruits stand at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island, S.C.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

Now that all military jobs are open to women, the Marines are doing away with most job titles that include the word "man." Nineteen of the Marine Corps' military occupational specialties are being renamed, with, in most cases, the word "man" being replaced by the word "Marine," the Marine Corps Times reports. For example, "basic infantry Marine" and "fire support Marine" are among the new titles. But certain names, like "rifleman" and "mortarman," will not be changed because they're "steeped in Marine Corps history and ethos," a Marine official says. An official announcement of the changes is expected within days; click to see the full list of new titles. (Read more US military stories.)

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