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Marine Corps Making 19 Job Titles Gender Neutral

The move was ordered by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the Marine Corps Times first reported

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    The Marine Corps is doing away with the word "man" in 19 job titles, making them gender-neutral, NBC News confirmed.

    The move was ordered by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the Marine Corps Times first reported, and comes nearly six months after the Pentagon opened all military combat roles to women. 

    The names of several so-called military occupational specialties, or MOSs, will not be changed following the review, an official told the Marine Corps Times. 

    "Names that were not changed, like rifleman, are steeped in Marine Corps history and ethos," the official told the publication. "Things that were changed needed to be updated to align with other MOS names."