Wednesday, August 10, 2016

USMC mulls battalion restructures as it sheds end-strength

The US Marine Corps (USMC) is mulling some changes in how units are structured as it seeks to maintain capabilities while dropping to 182,000 active-duty marines.

USMC end-strength is to reach that number "within the next few months" and, although it plans to maintain 24 infantry battalions, it is re-considering what should constitute those units, General Robert Neller, the USMC commandant, said during 9 August remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  more