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Radical Realignment: The Marine Plan to Reshape Battalions and Squadrons Over the Coming Decade

Wednesday, May 27, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Daniel P. Taylor  |  May 26, 2020  |  Sea Power Magazine


A profound structural shift is coming to the U.S. Marine Corps over the next decade.

The Corps in late March announced new force design initiatives intended to make the service the sea-based force it once was. To describe these collectively as a tectonic shift might be an understatement.

Under the new plan, the Marine Corps will totally divest itself of law enforcement and tank battalions, decrease infantry battalions from 24 to 21, slash artillery cannon batteries from 21 to just five, reduce amphibious vehicle companies from six to four, and cut the number of helicopter and tilt-rotor squadrons. READ MORE...

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