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E ven though uniforms are expensive, they are a necessary cost because uniforms shape both the image and the mentality of Marines worldwide. As a result, the Marine Corps currently spends approximately $45 million dollars annually issuing uniforms to enlisted Marines as they enter initial training...
I would like to begin this piece with a scenario in the style of one of those notional exercises that I know we all so fondly remember from The Basic School: After the rapid collapse of a vital partner regime in the Eastern Mediterranean to an aggressive invasion by a hostile native coalition, a...
T he Navy and Marine Corps’ most capable forward deployed, globally responsive force is the three-ship ARG with an embarked MEU. 1 The ARG-MEU program is a deployed global presence existing since the 1960s, and it is in persistent high-demand among combatant commands (CCDRs) today. This demand...

Today in History

March 27

1948

Key West Agreement gives USMC primary amphibious warfare role.

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...