Tag Archives: U.S. Marine Corps.

V-22 Tiltrotor Program Office Eyes Survivability, Medium-Lift Capability Updates; Col. Matthew Kelly Quoted

V-22 Osprey

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps to improve the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s survivability and establish its assault-support elements in high-threat situations. Kelly noted that his office is also looking into implementing helmet-mounted visualization technologies for the MV-22 variant for missions in degraded environments.

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USMC Activates Enterprise Network Modernization Task Force; David Goosman Quoted

MCEN Modernization

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command assembled a group of technical professionals to help update infrastructure that interconnects service personnel, architecture, processes, physical and logical topology and cyber operations. Task Force Aquila (TFA) has been tasked to monitor changes to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) through a process-based method. 

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Marine Corps to Reform HQ to Support Modernization Initiatives

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) plans to launch reorganization and reform efforts that will affect its headquarters and processes and potentially enable the service branch to fund its modernization initiatives aimed at addressing Chinese threats. Aside from personnel reduction, the retirement of the service branch's heavy bridging equipment and tanks will help fund the redesign.

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Nonprofit Exec John Boerstler Joins VA as Chief Veteran Experience Officer

John Boerstler

John Boerstler, most recently CEO of the nonprofit Combined Arms organization, has been appointed to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs office responsible for collecting customer experience data to transform service delivery to former military personnel. VA named Boerstler as chief veterans experience officer in a series of leadership appointments announced Thursday.

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Gen. David Berger Wants Marines to Trust, Use AI Tech for Quicker Performance

Gen. David Berger

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said he wants the service branch to streamline and accelerate logistics and warfare via artificial intelligence. Berger, at the National Defense Industrial Association’s expeditionary warfare conference, said he envisions a self-updating system that uses AI to track adversaries, determine optimal logistics routes and deploy unmanned vehicles to deliver supplies. 

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USSF Chief Gen. John Raymond Joins Joint Chief of Staff

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has been inducted into the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Raymond, as mandated by law, joins the chief of naval operations, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant and the U.S. Army's and U.S. Air Force's corresponding chiefs of staff in the joint organization.

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New Strategy Outlines Navy, USMC, USCG Sea Security Plan; Adm. Michael Gilday Quoted

Adm. Michael Gilday

The U.S. government's three maritime-focused armed services have developed and released a strategy that outlines how they plan to integrate, collaborate and modernize toward the future. The “Advantage at Sea” tri-service maritime strategy tackles the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard's joint approach to protect international seas from Russia and China over the next 10 years. 

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Navy Releases Shipbuilding Plan Based on Force Structure Study; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a shipbuilding plan that aims to expand the naval fleet in support of the great power competition and future peacekeeping. "Our vision of a free and open international order depends upon our ability to maintain U.S. maritime dominance and freedom of maneuver," said David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense and a two-time Wash100 Award winner.

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Marine Corps Squadron Qualifies F-35C Aircraft for Carrier Use; Maj. Gen. Christopher Mahoney Quoted


The U.S. Marine Corps has announced the initial operational capability of F-35C Lightning II aircraft under Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 or VMFA-314. This milestone allows VMFA-314 to use F-35C with U.S. Navy aircraft carriers for global missions. The F-35 is designed as a fifth-generation multi-role aircraft system capable of stealth operations.

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Marine Corps Fields Initial BAE-Built Amphibious Combat Vehicles

Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Marine Corps unveiled an initial batch of BAE Systems-built amphibious combat vehicles during a re-designation ceremony held at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California. USMC said the ACV platform is meant to eventually replace its fleet of amphibious assault vehicles that the branch has used since the Vietnam war.

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