Donald Trump vows to overturn gender-neutral changes to Navy SEALs ethos
American President Donald Trump vowed to overturn what he called “ridiculous” gender-neutral changes to the U.S. Navy SEALs ethos, a statement of identity for members of the most famous special operations force in the nation.
The new ethos speaks of “common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed,” instead of a “common man with an uncommon desire to succeed.” The word “he” is replaced with “they,” and instead of “man,” the new ethos mentions “warrior.” In the last paragraph, the ethos now refers to brave “SEALs,” no longer brave “men.”
No woman has ever become a SEAL, although women are allowed to do the training and become a member of this particular special operations force.
In 2017, a woman “aiming to become the first female Navy SEAL officer quit about a week into the initial training,” the Washington Examiner reported.