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Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines conduct a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, in January. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury)

Marine Corps watchers have long anticipated the release of the service’s 2010 Force Structure Review, a detailed study ordered by Commandant Gen. Jim Amos last year to assess the future of the Corps.

As this staff report notes, the executive summary of that report was released last night. It outlines a variety of reductions to the Corps’ size, but also highlights new priorities and areas of the service that will grow. The release of the report also sets in motion the wheels to put in place the study’s recommendations.

Marine Corps Times has made the executive summary of the report available right here. All thoughts and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

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