Marines switching to gender-neutral titles

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The Marine Corps is switching at least 19 of its job titles to be more gender-neutral, and will make an announcement regarding the title changes Friday, according to an ABC News report.

Among the titles changed will be antitank missile man, field artillery operations man and reconnaissance man.

Fifteen of the job titles will replace the word “man” with “Marine,” ABC News reports.

The title of rifleman will remain, the report said.

Some 7.7 percent of the 186,500 Marines are women, the report stated.

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