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Marine Corps Strengthens Its Sea Legs

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Always well-versed in land combat, the U.S. Marine Corps now is focusing on its heritage as a premier amphibious force by re-emphasizing the "sea" portion of its expertise "in the air, on land and sea."

Bright Future for Marines' Solar Power Plans

April 13, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Marine Corps is moving forward with two existing solar power programs helping to reduce energy dependence and lighten the physical load weighing down troops.

Internal Dangers Pose Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Marines

March 30, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Although outside adversaries constantly attempt to gain access to U.S. Defense Department networks, cybersecurity leaders within the Marine Corps agree that internal user errors and attempts to skirt security measures pose the biggest threat.

War Is Fought in Chat Rooms

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

A communications officer for the I Marine Expeditionary Force offers his boots-on-ground perspective on current and future expeditionary operations. "War is fought on chat," Col. Paul Miller, USMC, assistant chief of staff, G-6 for the I Marine Expeditionary Force, told the crowd at TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

It's Not About the Data

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

In the intelligence business, it's common for people to think everything is all about the data, when really it's about getting the data to the warfighter, said Phillip Chudoba, assistant director of intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Barrett Assumes Role of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

June 6, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, USMC, has been assigned sergeant major of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia.

Mills Promoted, Assigned Multiple Marine Corps Hats

May 17, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC, has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for combat development and integration; commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; commander, U.S. Marine Forces Strategic Command; commanding general, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command; commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces National Capital Region; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command.

Homefront Help: National Museum of the Marine Corps

April 28, 2011
By Rita Boland

Rising above U.S. Interstate 95 from a site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, this museum serves as a tribute to former, current and future U.S. Marines.

Gentex to Provide Integrated Communications Helmets

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

Gentex Corporation, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $53 million for light weight helmets/modular integrated communications helmets. These helmets provide ballistic and impact protection for the head. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Amphibious Marine Corps Capability Needed in Time of Dubious International Support

January 25, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Marine Corps will need to innovate while maintaining its traditional amphibious capabilities as nations act more in their own interests, suggests a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) deputy commander. Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, USMC, deputy commanding general, 1 MEF, told a West 2011 luncheon audience that the Corps is exploring innovative solutions to meet new international contingencies. "The U.S. Marine Corps has never met the nation's needs by being conventional in its approach," the general declared. Gen. Spiese emphasized that Marine Corps capabilities hinge on its being able to interoperate with the U.S. Navy. Among those capabilities is amphibious assault, which-as opposed to many new doctrines-remains relevant and important. The general stated that most nations, including friends, act in their own interests. As a result, it is harder to arrange for allies to go along with U.S. policies. Nations change their policies over time as their national interests change. The United States cannot assume these nations will support it as a matter of fact, Gen. Spiese stated. So, the United States should not place itself in a position where pursuing its interests rely on the policies of another nation.


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