Trump targets ‘ridiculous order’ striking ‘brotherhood’ and ‘man’ from Navy SEAL ethos

The Navy has removed gendered words including 'brotherhood' and 'man' from its official SEAL ethos, changing them to 'citizen' and 'warrior'. Navy SEALs pictured in 2019

Using emphatic language, President Donald Trump vowed on Oct. 1 to undo a move by the elite Navy SEALs to render itself “gender neutral.” It was the latest move by the commander-in-chief to stop the spread of anti-American, anti-traditional political correctness through American institutions.

The Navy’s attempt at inclusiveness was made despite the fact that, despite now having the opportunity, no woman has yet qualified to be a Navy SEAL.

Trump also recently halted racial and sexually divisive “diversity training” among U.S. government agencies and contractors.

American Military News first reported on Sept. 29 that the Navy SEALs and the Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen had changed their creed statements to omit words like “man” and “brotherhood,” according to a report by Politico.

A Navy spokesperson explained that the creeds were written before all combat roles were opened to women.

“I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!” Trump tweeted on the evening of Oct. 1.

Ash Carter, President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, in 2015 opened all combat specialties to women. However, no women have yet qualified to become a SEAL.

If Trump follows through, it would mark the president’s latest foray into the operations of the Navy, of which he is commander-in-chief.

Trump has long called for the Navy to replace the electromagnetic launch systems for new and costly aircraft carriers and return to steam-powered catapults for launching aircraft from carriers.

Last year, Trump restored the rank of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was acquitted in July 2019 of charges related to killing a prisoner in Iraq but was convicted of posing for a photo with the ISIS militant’s corpse.


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