The liberals want to make the military as politically correct as they are and with Obama in office, they were successful…until now.
The NAVADMIN, or Navy Administration, changed the titles of their enlisted from number and letter combinations, like E3, to more generic titles like Seaman or Petty Officer.Despite Liberal upset the rank names are now being changed back. (via USNI News)
This is according to a message by the Chief of Naval Operation, Adm. John Richardson, that was set to be released on Wednesday but was leaked on Facebook the day before.
This changing of titles is something that liberals no doubt loved, but everyone else did not. And this move was headed by the former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Michael D. Stevens. And then Richardson caught wind of the upset this caused.
“We have learned from you, and so effective immediately, all rating names are restored,” Richardson stated in a message to the effected troops, who were very upset about the change of their title.
“The feedback from current and former sailors has been consistent that there is wide support for the flexibility that the plan offers, but the removal of rating titles detracted from accomplishing our major goals.”
Prior to this, Navy leadership had already discussed a return to the original rating name system earlier after speaking with sailors about their thoughts on the subject. And the Navy realized how important these titles are to their enlisted military personnel.
The Navy works a little bit differently from other branches of the military. Their specific job in the military is expressed their title. Instead of saying Seaman, they say things like Hospital Corpsman, or Damage Controlman. It describes what they do, and they have great pride in it!
But the Navy decided to veer from this and give their sailors a more generic title, and create a new Occupational Specialty for them to use. Anyone who has ever been in the military knows that change does not often go over well. And this is a great example of that.
“Our goals for modernizing the enlisted career development program – rating modernization – are to provide greater choice and flexibility for our sailors with respect to detailing and training, to provide greater flexibility for the Navy in assigning highly trained personnel, and to increase professional alignment with civilian employers,” Richardson said.
“We strongly believe that providing this flexibility will make us a more capable Navy.” But this type of flexibility did not go over well, and so they trashed it. But the Navy will continue to make changes that will be easily implemented.
“This course correction doesn’t mean our work is done – rating modernization will continue for all the right reasons. Modernizing our industrial-age personnel system in order to provide sailors choice and flexibility still remains a priority for us,” Richardson stated.
He continued on to say, “As we execute the rating modernization plan, more sailors will have multiple occupational skill sets or ratings. We will need to tackle the issue of managing rating names. We will continue to involve sailors throughout the fleet.”
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