Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sailor - with a capital "S"

2-6 paragraph 11 Identifying Navy and Marine Corps Personnel . . . 
Capitalize the words "Sailor," "Marine" and “Service member” when referring to members of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps. 

Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton in 1994 and reaffirmed in the March 2010 update.

SECNAV M-5216.5, Department of the Navy Correspondence Manual

1 comment:

LCDRLDO/6440 said...

Interesting discussion about Sailor or officer on the Goatlocker website. I am a SAILOR and damn proud of it. AR DIT DIT.

I am a United States Sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.