According to the American Military Times, who was tweeted by President Donald J. Trump, Trump will be overturning the controversial order to make the Navy Seals Genderless.
“President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that he would reverse a Navy decision that changed the Navy SEAL ethos and Special Warface Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) creed to be gender-neutral after American Military News exclusively reported the changes Monday.,” American Military News wrote.
Trump tweeted, “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!” linking to a tweet referencing the original American Military News story.
The changes to the Navy SEAL Ethos removed terms like “man,” while the SWCC creed was similarly changed, with a reference to the elite Navy boat unit as a “brotherhood” being changed to a “group of maritime warriors.”
Naval Special Warfare spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stroup confirmed the changes to the ethos and creed in an emailed statement to American Military News on Monday.
“The previous versions of the SEAL Ethos and SWCC Creed were written prior to the law allowing women to serve as operators in Naval Special Warfare. The changes do not in any way reflect lowering standards of entry, rather they ensure that all those who meet the requirements to train to become a SEAL or SWCC are represented in the ethos or creed they live out. This improves the posture of the NSW force by ensuring we draw from the greatest pool of talent available.
Stroup confirmed, “To date, no women completed the SEAL or SWCC qualification training pipelines.”
Former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher first raised awareness of the changes in an Instagram post, sharing an image purporting to show a leaked memo describing the changes.
On Wednesday, former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill tweeted “Long Live the Non-Binaryhood.
According to the Daily Mail, “One change in the first paragraph of the SEAL ethos now reads: ‘I am that warrior.’ It had read: ‘I am that man.’ Another states: ‘Common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed.’ That did say: ‘A common man with an uncommon desire to succeed.”
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Author: Kari Donovan