Tag Archives: US Marine Corps

Carlos Del Toro’s NavSec Strategic Guidance Focuses on Maintaining Naval Dominance

Carlos Del Toro

Carlos Del Toro, the secretary of the Department of the Navy, has released guidance detailing the planning, investments, budgeting and other efforts of his agency to maintain U.S. naval dominance. The One Navy-Marine Corps Team: Strategic Guidance outlines Del Toro's vision for building, training and equipping naval forces to ensure victory in future conflicts. 

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Marine Corps Focuses on Anti-Ship Missile Capability

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps now prioritizes completing its ground-based, anti-ship missile system in alignment with the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and USMC's Force Design 2030. The service said Tuesday its medium-range missile battery can support the naval expeditionary force when integrated with maritime sensors and communication networks, through the Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System.

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Marine Corps Demos Operational Heavy Lift Capability With King Stallion Helicopter; Lt.Col. Luke Frank Quoted

King Stallion

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the use of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for aircraft recovery missions, with a test that took place on Sept. 5. The King Stallion lifted and recovered an MH-60S Knighthawk from the White Mountains of California as part of an official heavy-lift mission, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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Marines Transition to Government-Owned Reaper UAS

MQ-9 Reaper

The U.S. Marine Corps has transitioned to a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) model for the MQ-9A unmanned aircraft system, built by General Atomics' aeronautical systems business. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) obtained the military branch's first Reaper after three years of using the Reaper UAS under a contractor-owned, contractor-operated construct. 

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Gen. David Berger: Marine Corps Must Leverage Logistics to Boost Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Gen. David Berger

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said the service must focus on using logistics to boost artificial intelligence capabilities that can benefit potential future war, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Emerging technologies that can create resilient tools and strengthen infrastructure are important factors in preparation for any possible war, Berger said during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference.

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Marine Corps Achieves First FOC for F-35C Jets; Maj. Derek Heinz Quoted

F-35C

The U.S. Marine Corps has declared full operational capability of F-35C aircraft operated by the service's Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314. The milestone verifies VMFA-314's readiness for operations on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and marks the Marine Corps' first FOC declaration for the F-35C aircraft. The fighter squadron received its first F-35C jet on Jan. 21st last year.

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Marine Corps Breaks Ground for Future Wargaming Facility; Sharleene Prieur Quoted

Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps has broken ground on a Quantico, Virginia-based site where the service branch will establish a modern wargaming center. USMC said Thursday it conducted the groundbreaking ceremony for the future Marine Corps Wargaming and Analysis Center in May, with Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, deputy commandant for Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration, as the host.

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Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy Nominated as USMC Deputy Commandant for Information

Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy

Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, head of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, was nominated by President Biden to serve as deputy commandant for information at the U.S. Marine Corps. He is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. Glavy will succeed Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds if the Senate confirms his nomination.

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Marine Corps to Update Existing Intelligence System; Sgt. Travis Godley Quoted

MCSC

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) will modernize its system used to disseminate battlefield information to commanders and help them make decisions. The U.S. Marine Corps said Friday its Distributed Common Ground/Surface System-Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) delivers integrated intelligence to inform commanders about the battlefield's situation.

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Fiscal Year 2022 President’s Budget to Provide $211.7B for Navy Pursuits

Performance Test

The Department of the Navy would experience a 1.8 percent increase in budget for fiscal year 2022 if the corresponding President’s Budget submission goes according to plan. The Navy Department said Friday that it would use the budget to sustain a fleet of 296 ships within FY22, with a potential increase to $211.7 billion.

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