first published on January 12, 2016 by Josh
The US Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is under fire for his recent order to the United States Marine Corps on gender-neutrality and integration.
In a recent memorandum to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has ordered the Marine Corps to fully integrate their enlisted recruit training, and make all job-titles gender-neutral. This memorandum has caused a lot of waves within the ranks of the Marine Corps, and with the institutions veterans.
This memorandum, which we initially talked about here, has caught the attention of Marines everywhere. To include Republican Congressman and Marine veteran Duncan Hunter who was quoted as saying,
“None of the secretary of the Navy’s policies help us close with and destroy the enemy with fire and close combat, Mabus’ social meddling puts every Marine in harm’s way at greater risk.”
At another point in the same interview, Duncan also described Mabus as “a bigger threat to the men and women of the Marine Corps than ISIS.”
While I do personally believe that some of Mabus’ polices are achievable in the distant future, I am inclined to agree with the Senator. Mabus’ very real lack of military experience is showing in all of his recent decisions. Fun Fact: The current Secretary of the Navy served a whopping 2 years on active duty, as a Surface Warfare Officer from 1970 to 1972 aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock.
The above mentioned fact raises only one question for me. Why is this guy running The Department of the Navy, and not doing a FOD walk down on a flight-deck somewhere with all the other fresh seamen?