Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.
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Brig. Gen. Michael S. Cederholm, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.
Col. Melvin G. Carter, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.
Col. Marcus B. Annibale, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.
Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.
Using a special 3D printer called ACES, or Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures, U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Logistics Group, along with the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell and the Army Corps of Engineers, created a concrete footbridge in December.
The Marines printed and assembled the bridge during the service’s annual Steel Knight exercise to demonstrate the ability to use concrete 3D printing in an operational environment, the service reported. The Marines trained on how to operate ACES and incorporate new equipment into the process.
Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces North.
Maj. Gen. Loretta E. Reynolds, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for information, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command.
The already-complex Marine Corps mission is about to become more intricate as the Corps strives to incorporate new methods of warfighting and countering enemy capabilities. Viewing adversaries has given the Corps a glimpse of the future, and major changes lie over the horizon.
These points were hammered home by Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh, USMC, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, speaking at the day two morning keynote address at West 2018 in San Diego. From amphibious assaults to information warfare, the Marines are incorporating new capabilities that will lead to an entirely new way of waging combat, the general allowed.
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commandant for information, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
Maj. Gen. Michael A. Rocco, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
With a little more financial backing, the U.S. Marine Corps is primed to grow its force in three critical areas to meet the threats of the future: cyber, electronic warfare (EW) and intelligence.
The nation’s expeditionary service is creating what Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, USMC, has called a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) information group—a critical component that encompasses those three key warfare domains, Lt. Gen. Gary Thomas, USMC, deputy commandant for Programs and Resources, told members of the U.S. House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
Some U.S. Marine Corps cyber warriors are playing their way toward proficiency. The Corps’ Delta Company, Communication Training Battalion, has turned to gamification to foster a new cyber instruction method that is becoming much more than fun and games. Retooling teaching techniques gave rise to what is dubbed “2-3-6 training” to integrate the intelligence directorate with operations and communications, which in military parlance are designated by the numerals 2, 3 and 6.
U.S. Army and Marine Corps units soon may begin informally evaluating a product designed to provide lightweight, inexpensive and reliable voice interoperability at the lowest level. The cross-banding device could improve communications between newer and older radios among the U.S. military services, between the military and other government agencies and among U.S. and international forces, according to military and industry sources.
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps.
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.
Lt. Gen. General Jon M. Davis, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commandant for aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.
Marine Corps leadership is seeking to apply lessons learned from fighting two ground wars in the last 10 years and return to its core competencies: amphibious ops, sea-based forward presence and crisis response. In his article, "Marines Go Back to the Amphibious Future," Defense Editor Max Cacas outlines the Corps' goals in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine. Col.
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.
Defense Editor Max Cacas discusses the next-generation technology decreasing the need for risky energy sources in his SIGNAL Magazine article, "Solar Powers Missions and Saves Lives."
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. News Editor Rita Boland discusses these dangers in her article "Cybersecurity, Marine Corps Style" in the March issue of SIGNAL Magazine.