The United States Marine Corps has taken out the word “man” in 19 of its job titles, The Washington Post reports.
This follows a directive by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make occupational specialties more gender neutral after once-closed combat jobs were opened to women at the start of the year.
In other changes, “antitank missileman” has been renamed “antitank gunner,” and “field artillery operations man” is now “field artillery operations chief.” The other three title changes pertain to positions associated with reconnaissance Marine (formerly reconnaissance man) occupational specialties.
Some titles such as “rifleman” and “mortarman” will remain the same.
See the official list of changes as obtained by The Washington Post.