Operation Castration Continues: US ‘Maureen’ Corps Wants to Rid Service Publications of Gender Bias Within 2 Years

Military.com

The most male-dominated military service in the Department of Defense has embarked on an ambitious initiative to strip unnecessary masculine pronouns and other indicators of gender bias out of its foundational publications within the next 24 months.

The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn Walters, told members of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services that the Corps has accelerated a timeline to overhaul some 107 documents, including doctrinal publications, to make language gender-inclusive, reflecting a cultural shift taking place in the service.

“By next year, we ought to be more than halfway through … all of our publications,” he told the group at a quarterly meeting in September. “Things like referring to the commander in the masculine — moving on, it will just refer to the commander. So those are the nuances that get unconscious bias out of it.”

Walters said a review of doctrinal publications for language indicative of gender bias had been merged with an initiative to digitize the documents, a move that allowed the service to throw more staffing and resources behind the effort.

“We went from a 10-year completion of the project down to, I think it’s 18 or 24 months right now,” he said.

Meanwhile, the service has institutionalized training on the phenomenon of unconscious bias, with courses now offered at Marine Corps boot camp and all schoolhouses, including commanders’ courses, Walters said.

That initiative began in 2016 as the service opened previously closed ground combat roles to women. Marine officials announced in March of that year a plan to send mobile training teams out to bases to educate officers on built-in assumptions and prejudices that might affect the way they treat women and other minority groups.

While the Marine Corps still has the lowest percentage of female troops by far of any military service, the figure has been creeping upward. As of June 2017, according to official service data, just 8.3 percent of Marines were female; according to the most recently published data for 2018, women now make up almost 9.2 percent of the force.

Walters said when he entered the Marine Corps in 1979, just 3.2 percent of Marines were women.

“We’re predicting we’ll be above 10 percent within a year or two,” he said.

While women in previously closed combat units remain a small minority, Walters said there now are between 200 and 300 female troops serving within these units, with female officers graduating from artillery school, tank school and assault amphibious school with honors.

“I think it’s common knowledge and well known throughout the Marine Corps right now,” he said, “that there’s nothing a female can’t do if she meets the standards and wants to try.”

3 comments on “Operation Castration Continues: US ‘Maureen’ Corps Wants to Rid Service Publications of Gender Bias Within 2 Years
  1. Ray,
    I cherish your postings and am rendered speechless save it be for a few choice 4 letter words. We’ve got to rid the military of PC and radical feminist influence. Although age may have taken the warrior from my body, this dissolute generation has re-energized that warrior still resident in mind and heart. We’ve got to keep the bastards on the run … no matter the price. Continue posting away … it makes a difference to a lot of us.
    The Ole’ Buzzard at https://justice4all.blog/

  2. TRUMP IS THINKING OF RESHUFFLING KEY GENERALS,,,,,,,,IT’S ON THE NET…….PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO HOW HE DEALS WITH GENERALS THAT MADE RANK DURING THE BO REGIME…..especially for the chairman of the JCS….trump is gonna drain the swamp alright….right. and in england their girl guides are being taught military thinking,,,,,,,,in association with the british army,,,,,,,IS THIS THEIR VERSION OF HITLER YOUTH ?,,,,its on the net as well,,,,,,girl guides in england are like the brownies or the girl scouts. enjoy….over and out.

  3. ONE FURTHER THOUGHT,,,,since caine and abel, male prisoners of war have been subject to the ultimate torture not requiring gear or mind techniques….you guessed it.,,,the masterminds that have allowed the current state of affairs in the military may be way ahead of the outraged complainers,,,,,in their thinking about our female warriors being captured by middle east bad guys and bosnian balkan bad guys,,,,should that flare up again or something similar. do you think our female warriors are being told about the ultimate worst case….do you think the current cadre of bad guys care about the geneva convention or their feminist rights?,,,,,,it only takes a handful of atrocities,,,, that have been just another day at the office for our male pows taken by the japs, or the north viets,,,and we are all too familiar how they were treated by those barbaric monsters. if word got out and was publicized by the tabloid press how one or several of our brave female pilots or ground personnel was atrociously treated by the new savage barbarians,,,,,this whole situation might resolve itself on it’s own…………..or maybe not?

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