Tag Archives: Commandant of the Marine Corps

Neller: Marines Must Prepare to 'Fight to Get to the Fight' In High-End Littoral Warfare

Neller: Marines Must Prepare to ‘Fight to Get to the Fight’ In High-End Littoral Warfare

U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exit a U.S. Navy landing craft utility (LCU) during Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON)-MEU Unit Integration Training (PMINT) at Onslow Beach, N.C., July 16, 2017. US Marine Corps photo.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO — The Marine Corps is continuing to develop and practice its Marine Corps Operating Concept and the Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment (LOCE) offshoot, but Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller told USNI News the most of the work needed to support transitioning to those new concepts is already underway. Read More

Marine Corps Orders 24-Hour Operational Pause for All Aviation Units Within Next 2 Weeks

Marine Corps Orders 24-Hour Operational Pause for All Aviation Units Within Next 2 Weeks

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jesse Schmitt, a powerline mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, gives directions to an F/A-18C Hornet at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2017. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps ordered all its aviation units to hold a 24-hour stand-down at some point in the next two weeks to take a break from operations and focus on flight safety and fundamentals, according to a service news release. Read More

31st MEU Flight Operations Resume After 48-Hour Pause Following Aug. 5 Fatal Crash

31st MEU Flight Operations Resume After 48-Hour Pause Following Aug. 5 Fatal Crash

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, addresses Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) during an all-hands call on the flight deck of Bonhomme Richard. Neller visited Bonhomme Richard after an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), experienced a mishap on Aug. 5. US Navy photo.

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit launched a full investigation into Saturday’s fatal MV-22 crash off the coast of Australia and conducted a 48-hour operational pause to review safety and procedures, the Marine Corps announced. Read More

Edward Lin Will Serve 6 Years for Mishandling Classified Information, Not Reporting Foreign Contacts

Edward Lin Will Serve 6 Years for Mishandling Classified Information, Not Reporting Foreign Contacts

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin

A previous version of the post erroneously deleted a quote from former military lawyer Rob “Butch” Bracknell. The quote has been restored, USNI News apologizes for the error.

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — A Navy officer who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information and not reporting foreign contacts will serve 6 years of confinement and will be dismissed from the Navy, a military judge ruled in a Friday sentencing hearing. Read More

CNO, Commandant Call For Balance, Tight Integration As Fleet Grows To 355 Ships

CNO, Commandant Call For Balance, Tight Integration As Fleet Grows To 355 Ships

Cmdr. Garrett Miller, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) greets the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) as it conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) as part of interoperability drills between the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) and BHR ESG. The drills are meant to enhance readiness of cruiser-destroyer ships to rapidly integrate with an amphibious task force to provide increased capability for amphibious operations in support of crisis response or disaster relief. US Navy photo.

Cmdr. Garrett Miller, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73), greets the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) as it conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG). US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – As the Navy looks to grow from its 274 ships today to a new goal of 355, the chief of naval operations and commandant of the Marine Corps say the fleet will have to remain balanced and netted to support naval and joint operations in the future. Read More

Lawmakers ask for Hypothetical Budgets to Build a 355 Ship Navy

Lawmakers ask for Hypothetical Budgets to Build a 355 Ship Navy

Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) sits pier side in the early morning light at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) sits pier side in the early morning light at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers have asked the Congressional Budget Office for data on what it would take to reach a 355-ship Navy over various periods of time, the chairman of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee said today. Read More

Marine Aviation, Weapons Upgrades Would Support Advance Base Operations

Marine Aviation, Weapons Upgrades Would Support Advance Base Operations

An AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopter assigned to Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) as part of the air wing including F-35B Lightning II aircrafts on Nov. 17, 2016. US Navy Photo

An AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopter assigned to Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) as part of the air wing including F-35B Lightning II aircrafts on Nov. 17, 2016. US Navy Photo

A future naval campaign against an enemy armed with long-range precision weapons will require the Navy and Marine Corps to disaggregate, creating temporal sea and air control with small units that can move from the sea to the shore and back again to meet an objective and then move on to the next task. Read More

CMC Neller Wants More Cyber, Intel and Electronic Warfare Marines

CMC Neller Wants More Cyber, Intel and Electronic Warfare Marines

Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks with a group of Marines from Marine Forces Reserve on Aug. 24, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks with a group of Marines from Marine Forces Reserve on Aug. 24, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

Washington, D.C. – If an additional 3,000 Marines Congress has authorized for the U.S. Marine Corps gets approved, that end-strength will be routed to emerging cyber, intelligence and electronic warfare missions, the service’s top officer said on Wednesday. Read More

New Marine Corps Operating Concept Emphasizes Maneuver Warfare

New Marine Corps Operating Concept Emphasizes Maneuver Warfare

Marines with Kilo company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, clear buildings of hostile enemies during the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment (MIX-16) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016. The experiment is conducted to test new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. US Marine Corps photo.

Marines with Kilo company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, clear buildings of hostile enemies during the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment (MIX-16) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016. The experiment is conducted to test new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. US Marine Corps photo.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps today released a new operating concept that updates its 2014 Expeditionary Force 21 to include a renewed emphasis on maneuver warfare, while retaining an emphasis on operations in an urban littoral environment against a technologically sophisticated enemy. Read More