Marine Corps going post-gender, may ditch ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am’


A new academic report on efforts to integrate Marine Corps boot camp recommends dropping gender-specific salutations for drill instructors, but service leaders are not convinced they want to take that step, according to Marine Corps Times.

The report was commissioned by the Corps from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020 and completed in 2022. It says that half of the military services already have done away with gendered identifiers for training staff, the publication writes.

“The Army, Navy, and Coast Guard effectively de-emphasize gender in an integrated environment,” the report states. “Instead of saying ‘ma’am’ or ‘sir,’ recruits in these Services refer to their drill instructors using their ranks or roles followed by their last names. Gendered identifiers prime recruits to think about or visually search for a drill instructor’s gender first, before their rank or role.”

The proposal was under consideration by a Marine Corps leadership team assembled to guide service efforts to integrate boot camp, Col. Howard Hall, chief of staff for Marine Corps Training and Education Command, told the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services in December, according to the publication.

Read more at Marine Corps Times at this link.


  1. Just another step in the wrong direction, a demonic and state-controlled society just like the movie “Matrix.”

  2. Why would anybody want anything to do with the military let alone the lying politicians. Don’t trust your country right now so many different directions and disinformation coming from all methods. We are going to have the nicest military. I wonder what new rules of engagement look like. Wait I need a time out in a safe place don’t shoot.

  3. Come on, not the Marine Corps?? The military isn’t a social experiment, these are the defenders of our nation and their job is to fight, kill the enemy and win! Not worry about offending someone by calling him sir or her ma’am, politics is influencing these decisions and there’s no place for politics in the military.

  4. I wonder if China, N Korea, and Iran are training their armed forces to be woke? I’ll go out on a limb and say probably not.

  5. Unrestricted Warfare rages on… Truth, having been summarily slaughtered by the “Justice” Department and their Instigation minions, make it seem there is little hope…
    Without faith, that would be true. With faith, and an ever increasing number of faithful believers having repented and sought forgiveness from their sins, the Lord’s power in all of us grows, and through him we are unstoppable when it comes to overtaking and relegating to obscurity that which seeks to destroy creation. Those serving the darkness realize this, and their persecution of believers will increase. That dirtbag Zelensky is a prime example.
    Fear not. Have faith. PRAY.

    • North. You’re truth was evicerated by treasonous trump. If you want justice, pray the DOJ indicts the bastard. You do yourself and your interests harm if you relegate the appropriate response to faith and prayer. Very weak,but probably satisfying.

      • Caleb, the possibility that you are an unsuspecting victim of psychological warfare far exceeds your apparent potential to perceive it.

  6. The difference between the sexes is called SEX, not gender. One would never ask what “gender” is your dog ? Let those of us who believe in common sense and the rule of law stop repeating the propaganda of the democrats. To repeat their lies is to submit to their vile intentions, and to surrender your God given free will.

  7. Baseball, motherhood, and apple pie…….all going down because the Democrats finally found an illegitimate president who could roll with all of the new crap. C’mon Brandon!

  8. You have to hand it to the lefties, they are always busy behind the scenes doing their social engineering to (in the words of Obama) “…fundamentally transform the United States of America.”. Brandon is just a figurehead for the Kenyan’s 3rd term as the transformation continues to make America into a 3rd rate, open-bordered, immoral hellhole.

  9. My priority list of ‘God, country, and Corps’ might be getting shorter.
    One of the aspects of the Corps that keep it sharper than the average branch, is it’s willingness/ability to not adopt stupid ideas. It’s part of what makes it ‘The Corps’. Hopefully the command structure will remove their heads from their evacuation chamber and fight this particularly stupid idea.

  10. When I was active duty , the saying was, God, Family Country, Corps. The was the order of ones loyalty. To this day I stand by that Oath, and as an Oath Keeper I will never stray from it. Semper Fidelis!

  11. Chesty Puller never quit, you, Robert Short have outed yourself as a QUITTER and no doubt a “ non qual” as well. And I seriously doubt Chesty will be forgiving you.

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