U.S. Marines are testing skill sets integrated with technology in an effort to succeed in a combined conventional warfare/cyber warfare setting, employing devices such as integrated head-mounted displays and sensors on the battlefield and avoiding information overload.
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Lt. Gen. General Jon M. Davis, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commandant for aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, USMC, has been assigned sergeant major of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia.
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.
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 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.
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.
Maj. Gen. Robert E. Milstead Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs, U.S. Marine Corps.
Want to train like a Navy SEAL or learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat with the style and power of a Marine? Two iPhone apps provide the tips, tricks and training rules that go into the physical fitness of the U.S. Armed Forces.