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I've spent most of my career viewing the Corps’ interest in diversity with skepticism. It started when I was an Officer Selection Officer. Each year, I was assigned a mission that included the procurement of officer candidates who met various diverse criteria. A certain number of officer candidates...
On 4 March 2014, the Commandant of the Marine Corps signed Expeditionary Force 21 (EF 21) , the vision by which the Marine Corps will shape future capabilities to fulfill its responsibilities for national defense. This document challenges Marines to rethink the way the Corps is trained, equipped,...
In the foreword to Expeditionary Force 21 , Gen Amos outlined the need to give each geographic combatant commander (GCC) continuous forward presence. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, the Navy-Marine Corps Team only has 30 operational amphibious warships: 10 less than the 40 amphibious ships...

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Mar 24, 2015 | Okinawa
U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Throughout this year, we are commemorating the final battles of World War II, and for Marines in particular, we are commemorating the final battles in the Pacific theater of war. In February, we commemorated...