Tag Archives: U.S. Marine Corps.

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

F-35C

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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Navy to Designate Expeditionary Sea Base as USS John L. Canley; Kenneth J. Braithwaite Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy will name its latest expeditionary base ship in honor of retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Major John Canley. The future USS John L. Canley (ESB-6) will work to support multiple operational phases across a range of military missions. USMC noted USS Lewis B. Puller, USS Miguel Keith and USS Hershel "Woody" Williams are currently undergoing optimization to support maritime-based operations.

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Col. Brian Russell: Marine Corps Needs Allied, Interservice Support for Info Warfare Ops

Col. Brian Russell

Col. Brian Russell, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, has said the service branches must integrate information capabilities early in planning procedures ahead of conflict. He noted that the U.S. military needs to foster close integration within its branches as competition with other nation-states continues in the information space.

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USMC Team Completes 3D Printing Project for Raiding Craft Handle

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps' Combat Logistics Battalion 31 has utilized additive printing technology to produce a prototype handle for a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft. "They are going to use the lessons learned in this successful prototype to manufacture two more units and are confident that the effort will ensure that all 20 CRRCs maintain fully operational status," said Maj. Richard Jahelka.

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USMC Vet Billy Bob Brown Named Asst Director at CISA

Billy Bob Brown Jr.

Billy Bob Brown Jr., a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been appointed assistant director for emergency communications at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA Director and two-time Wash100 Award recipient Christopher Krebs said Brown's expertise will potentially allow stakeholders to secure access to CISA services moving forward. 

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Jennifer Edgin: Marine Corps Uses Blue Print to Guide Information Tech Pursuits

Jennifer Edgin

Jennifer Edgin, assistant deputy commandant for information at the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service is using a specific blueprint to guide the development of an information environment. The Marine Corps' 2019 information environment blueprint serves as a business model embodying the policies, design and services essential to USMC's information capabilities.

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