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


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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