You’ve read some of the details about the coming 15,000-Marine drawdown of the Corps in previous issues of Marine Corps Times. But this report takes it even further.
In this issue, you will learn specifics: which units are being deactivated, how many will be reorganized or realigned and where the Corps will actually be adding people and assets.
For example, along with the stand down of a historic regimental headquarters and three battalions, several tank companies, field artillery batteries and recon companies will go away. At the same time, the logistics community will undergo sweeping changes, and Marines will be added at MARSOC and Marine Forces Cyberspace Command.
There is news for the MP community, the aviation community and for some general officers. It’s all laid out in a by-year time line between now and 2015.
Also in this issue, find out whether your next MEU deployment will be longer than expected and take a look back at the pilots who flew the ill-fated MV-22 Osprey that crashed in 2000 with 19 Marines aboard and why some want the record changed to restore their reputations.