• President Donald Trump proclaimed that he would reverse the US Navy’s decision to change its creed to include gender-neutral language.
  • “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon.
  • The change would have altered portions of the creed from “a common man with uncommon desire to succeed” to “common citizens with uncommon desire.”
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President Donald Trump proclaimed that he would reverse the US Naval Special Warfare Command’s decision to change its creed to reflect a changing societal shift — one that would include using gender-neutral language.

“I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon with a link to a story about the decision.

The Navy’s special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) and SEAL’s creed “were written prior to the law allowing women to serve as operators in Naval Special Warfare,” Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stroup, a spokesman for

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  • The Navy has removed references to “man” and “brotherhood” from the SEAL ethos and creed in favor of gender-neutral language.
  • A Navy official said previous versions were written before women were allowed to serve as operators in Naval Special Warfare and that the updates are “overdue.”
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The Navy has modified its SEAL ethos and creed for special warfare combatant crewmen to remove references to “man” and “brotherhood” in favor of gender-neutral language, a Navy official said Monday.

“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 Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stroup, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Command.

“Updates were overdue,” Stroup added, noting that the changes were “favorably endorsed” by each of the unit’s major commanders and command master chiefs. The changes were first reported

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