A U.S. Navy SEAL pled guilty to charges related to the hazing death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar and was sentenced to one year of confinement.
CAPITOL HILL – The next commandant may need to reduce the size of the Marine Corps and focus on a smaller number of priority missions, to ensure that the service can stay ready to meet its requirements under the National Defense Strategy in a resource-constrained budget. Read More
THE PENTAGON — The Marines have identified the Raider who died from injuries he suffered during an April 13 training accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command announced on Monday. Read More
The U.S.- led military coalition needs to keep military pressure on the Islamic State even after the American withdrawal from Syria. And the U.S. needs to be prepared to still provide $4 billion yearly to Kabul after a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More
Two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders are facing murder charges in the 2017 death of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in a house in Mali, according to charge sheets obtained by USNI News. Read More
THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps is looking at future fights as being inherently naval and joint and is seeking ways to more closely integrate with its sister services. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from the Navy.
THE PENTAGON — The Navy has ordered an admiral to oversee see disciplinary actions related to the death of an Army Special Forces soldier in Mali last year following the completion of an NCIS investigation, USNI News has learned. Read More
The following is the Oct. 29, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Marine Corps and Navy are preparing for a high-end fight that will require ships to be distributed across the ocean rather than clustered around an aircraft carrier, and the Marines’ future Group 5 unmanned aerial system will give them the airborne early warning capability to break free from the carrier and its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft. Read More