Trump tweets he will block Navy decision to make SEAL ethos gender-neutral, calls it "ridiculous"

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 2nd, 2020 11:17 am

Last Updated Oct 3rd, 2020 at 6:24 pm

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he would overturn a Navy decision to change the Navy SEAL ethos and Special Warface Combatant-Craft Crewman creed to be gender-neutral.

The creed and ethos were both recently changed to be gender-neutral, removing words like "men" and "man" in favor of "warrior" and "SEALS."

"The previous versions of the SEAL Ethos and SWCC Creed were written prior to the law allowing women to serve as operators in Naval Special Warfare," said Naval Special Warfare spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stroup. "The changes do not in any way reflect lowering standards of entry, rather they ensure that all those who meet the requirements to train to become a SEAL or SWCC are represented in the ethos or creed they live out. This improves the posture of the NSW force by ensuring we draw from the greatest pool of talent available."

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