Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus recently directed a review of the Navy's rating names to ensure they were representative of all Sailors and did not discriminate based on gender. The Navy will look specifically at ratings that referenced "man" in the title, which encompasses more than 20 Navy jobs. As the Navy moves toward the full integration of women serving in all job fields, the service will review its ratings for gender-neutral titles, accurate descriptions of their work, and alignment with civilian related jobs. A report detailing proposed courses of action is due to SECNAV by April 1.
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