The push for unisex uniforms is moving forward and led from the top — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
Mabus believes it’s time for female sailors — and Marines — to wear the same uniforms as their shipmates so as to better blend into today’s Navy, where women serve in fleet units and shouldn’t wear different covers and uniforms in formation.
“When we look out, we shouldn’t see male sailors or female sailors,” Mabus told Navy Times. “We ought to see sailors.”
Intended as a step to reduce discrimination against females in the Navy, the effort could also spell big changes for your seabag.
For exclusive details about the proposals, reactions of sailors who participated in the wear test, and what these changes will mean for you, pick up a copy of Navy Times on newsstands Monday, or check NavyTimes.com early next week.
Mabus weighs in on common covers in the following video, at the 3:07 mark.