Philippine Coast Guard Capt. Jaybom J. Calica, commanding officer of the BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) talks to crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, the Philippine Coast Guard Vessel BRP Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702) and the Japan Coast Guard Vessel Akitsushima (PLH 32) during a hotwash upon the conclusion of combined operations between the Japan, Philippine and U.S. Coast Guards in the South China Sea, June 7, 2023. US Coast Guard Photo
NEWPORT, R.I. – The growing military and economic pressure from China in the Western Pacific and beyond is pushing international navies to seek new partnerships and accelerate modernization, U.S. naval leaders told USNI News at the International Seapower Symposium on Wednesday. Read More
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Bradford Gering, the incoming commanding general for I Marine Expeditionary Force, gives his remarks during the I Marine Expeditionary Force succession of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 18, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
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Two major three-star commands changed leaders in separate southern California ceremonies on Friday. Read More
Sgt. Maj. Troy Black, 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, left, and Sgt. Maj. Carlos Ruiz, right, stand at attention during the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
THE PENTAGON – Sgt. Maj. Carlos Ruiz readied himself to join the U.S. Space Force when fate stepped in, as it had so many other times during his career as a Marine. Read More
Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, delivers remarks during the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 1, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
Gen. Eric Smith’s message to the Marine Corps is it’s business as usual until further notice. Read More
Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney. US Marine Corps photo
The White House is set to nominate Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a Senate notification Read More
Gen. David H. Berger speaks during his relinquishment of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2023. DoD Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leader of one of the most controversial eras of the Marine Corps retired on Monday as he relinquished command of the service to the first acting commandant in more than a century.
The following is the June 30, 2023 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Marine Corps Force Design 2030 Initiative: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during his visit to Recruiting Sub-Station, College Station, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo
The nominee to be the next commandant of the Marine Corps reiterated the service’s minimum requirement of 31 amphibious ships to meet the service’s missions.
Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during his visit to Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo
The White House on Tuesday nominated Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith, a key figure in the service’s Force Design 2030 modernization efforts, to serve as the next commandant, according to a Senate notification. Read More
Marine Corps Senior Drill Instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, stands at attention before a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, May 4, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps is on track to meet its recruiting and retention goals in Fiscal Year 2023. For the rest of the year, leaders are spending the year thinking about how they can keep it up for the next 50 years as the pool of recruits becomes smaller. Read More