The Coast Guard just prohibited gender specific pronouns on their EVAL system — Is the Navy Next?

A few months ago the US Coast guard sent out a bulletin (ACN 125/18) which prohibited the use of gender specific pronouns on their Evaluation and OER.

While the Navy has not given any indication that they will follow suit, this may be something they consider with the rollout of the Navy’s new Performance Transformation; also known as the New Navy FITREP system.

The complete coast guard bulletin is below:

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 11/14/2018 10:27 AM EST

ALCOAST COMMANDANT NOTICE             CANCEL DATE 13 NOV 2019

R 141017 NOV 18
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-13//
TO ALCOAST 
UNCLAS //N01000//
ACN 125/18
SUBJ:  PROHIBITION OF GENDER SPECIFIC PRONOUNS AND NAMES ON EVALUATION REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF ONE-PAGE LTJG OER
A. Officer Accessions, Evaluations and Promotions, COMDTINST M1000.3 (series)
B. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)
1. Effective immediately, gender specific pronouns and member names are hereby prohibited in the comment blocks of OERs and EERs. Alternative words such as Reported On Officer (ROO), Reported On Member (ROM), Member (MBR) or Service Member (SVM) may be used.
2. This ACN also announces the establishment of the one page Lieutenant (Junior Grade) OER form. The new LTJG OER form will take effect starting in the 2019 June/July LTJG OER cycle. CG PSC will provide further details via SEPCOR.
3. Policies and standards in REFs (A) and (B) not specifically addressed in this ACN remain unchanged. REFs (A) and (B) will be updated to reflect the mentioned changes and will be released within the next year.
4. For questions regarding evaluation reports, contact: PSC (OPM-3) at: ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM@uscg.mil, or PSC (EPM-3) at: ARL-SMB-CGPSC-EPM-Evaluations@uscg.mil.
For general policy questions contact COMDT (CG-1331) at: HQS-PolicyandStandards@uscg.mil.
5. Released by RDML M. W. Sibley, Acting Director of Reserve and Military Personnel.
6. Internet release is authorized.

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