Canada looks to replace “seaman” with “sailor” in ranks

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The Royal Canadian Navy has is looking to replace the rank titles of those with the word ‘Seaman’ (Ordinary, Able, Leading and Master Seaman) with gender-neutral terms. The RCN is engaging serving and retired members, stakeholders, and other interested Canadians to receive their feedback on this initiative. The potential alternative rank designations developed by a focus group of Non-Commissioned Members, and were reviewed by the Directorate of Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion using Gender Based Analysis.

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