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Marines Test Ideas for New Expeditionary Approach; Lt. Gen. Eric Smith Quoted

The U.S. Marine Corps is conducting experiments to inform the structure of a new operational concept for expeditions, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, commanding general of USMC's Combat Development Command, said 13 teams are testing possible structures for the expeditionary advanced base operations or EABO concept.

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Army Launching Efforts to Develop Marine Corps’ Autonomous Ground Vehicle

The U.S. Army is looking to develop a robotic combat vehicle originally developed for the U.S. Marine Corps in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. The Army plans to update the Marine Corps’ expeditionary modular autonomous vehicle and produce light, medium and heavy versions of the platform. 

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David Berger’s Planning Guidance Puts Focus on Marine Corps’ Force Design

Gen. David Berger, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant, said that he is focused on updating force design in an effort to “modernize for the future during a recently released strategy,” Federal News Network reported Monday. Berger wrote in the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance that the Marine Corps should avoid prioritizing mass over quality for its manpower model and that it must move away from legacy defense programs.

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Gen. David Berger Assumes USMC Command

Gen. David Berger has begun his tenure as the U.S. Marine Corps' 38th commandant and a Joint Chiefs of Staff member, succeeding Gen. Robert Neller. Berger received commandant authority during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, the Department of Defense said Thursday

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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