U.S. Marine Corps

July 1, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer patrol the Hawaiian Island operational area. All three sea services are modernizing amid budget constraints. Credit: MC2 Christian M. Huntington, USN

Despite fiscal restraints and force reductions, the sea services are positioned to improve their capabilities in the coming years. This assessment comes from no less than the commanders of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard, who also described the role that technology will play in building their services’ future

June 29, 2021
 

Lt. Gen. David G. Bellon, USMC, has been nominated for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Marine Forces Reserve, and commander, Marine Forces South.

June 22, 2021
 

Maj. Gen. William M. Jurney, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

June 17, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Ryan P. Heritage, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

 

June 17, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

 

June 15, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Hashimoto, USMCR, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

June 15, 2021
 

Col. Sean N. Day, USMCR, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

 

June 10, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. 

June 3, 2021
 

Maj. Gen. Edward D. Banta, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commandant for installation and logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.

June 1, 2021
 

Brig. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

January 5, 2021
 

Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, USMC, has been assigned as the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany.

 

August 19, 2020
 

Col. Ryan S. Rideout, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 18, 2020
 

Col. Forrest C. Poole III, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 18, 2020
 

Col. Julie L. Nethercot, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 13, 2020
 

Col. Peter D. Huntley, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 13, 2020
 

Col. Philip N. Frietze, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 5, 2020
 

Col. Kyle B. Ellison, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

August 5, 2020
 

Col. Adam L. Chalkley, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

April 7, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Francis L. Donovan, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

April 2, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Scott F. Benedict, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

April 2, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Jason Q. Bohm, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 26, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. James F. Glynn, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 17, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. David W. Maxwell, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 12, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Turner Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 5, 2020
 

Brig. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 7, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 7, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. Michael S. Cederholm, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

March 7, 2019
 

Col. Melvin G. Carter, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 7, 2019
 

Col. Marcus B. Annibale, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

March 7, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.

January 29, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group (MLG) work together to secure a concrete bridge support column during a 3D concrete printing exercise at Camp Pendleton, California in December.  The 1rst MLG worked with the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell and the Army Corps of Engineers, to print the concrete bridge parts and evaluate the technology for future Marine Corps applications. Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Bliss

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.

October 16, 2018
 

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.

August 21, 2018
 

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.

February 7, 2018
By Robert K. Ackerman
Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh, USMC, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, discusses Marine Corps innovations in the Wednesday keynote address at West 2018 in San Diego.

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.

October 26, 2017
 

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.

October 26, 2017
 

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.

March 14, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
Lt. Gen. Gary Thomas, USMC, deputy commandant for programs and resources, testifies before the  U.S. House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.

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.

October 1, 2016
By Capt. Terry Traylor, USMC
A screen shot depicts a future multiphase training program called Cylon Raider. The program would show how cyber factors into the modern battlefield.

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.

July 1, 2016
By George I. Seffers
A 25th Infantry Division specialist conducts data and chat communications using a Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The division’s top signal officer says he wants to get his hands on a new industry-developed cross-banding solution that will improve interoperability between U.S. forces and Pacific Rim partners.

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.

September 29, 2015
 

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps. 

December 29, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

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.

June 24, 2014
 

Lt. Gen. General Jon M. Davis, USMC, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commandant for aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia.

May 2, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

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.

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.

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."

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. News Editor Rita Boland discusses these dangers in her article "Cybersecurity, Marine Corps Style" in the March issue of SIGNAL Magazine.

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, at AFCEA's TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012.

March 28, 2012
By George Seffers

"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. Having served in Afghanistan, Col. Miller gave a first-hand account of the networking operations on the battlefield.

June 6, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

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

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.

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. The facility boasts interactive exhibits, historical artifacts and a restaurant replicating Tun Tavern, the birthplace of the Marine Corps. As extra incentive to visit, the museum is putting on its "Semper Find" photographic scavenger hunt through April 30. Participants must locate 17 items from inside the museum and from the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park to be eligible for prizes. The museum is open every day except Christmas and admission is free.