Thursday, August 7, 2008

Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine

May 19, 1994 the Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton decreed the word 'Sailor', when used in Naval correspondence and referring to Sailors of the U.S. Navy - 'Sailor' will be capitalized.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker in October 2003 and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper in May 2004 decreed the same for the words 'Soldier' and 'Airman' respectively.

'Marine'
(when referring to a person in the Marine Corps) is a proper noun and has always been capitalized.

And we can add 'Coast Guardsman' to the mix.

From the website NavyCS.com

1 comment:

NCCM USN(ret) said...

Actually Sir it was from navycs.com

I also retired in 2006 - just over 26 years. Ahh, retirement is good :)