Senator Scott Statement on U.S. Army’s Move to Remove Outdated Language in the AR 600-20

Charleston, SC- U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after today’s revision of the U.S. Army’s AR 600-20, which governs “Army Command Policy,” to remove outdated racial and ethnic definitions for African Americans: “I appreciate the U.S. Army’s quick action to revise the outdated terms previously contained in their “Army Command Policy.” The Army’s action today brings them in line with other federal departments and agencies that have previously stopped using such outdated racial and ethnic terms for African Americans. “I hope the Army and other branches of our military uses this recent revelation to review other publications to ensure they are using the most appropriate language in all their official publications and manuals.”