A Marine Corps Cpl. fires an M2 machine gun out the rear of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a deployment for training exercise at Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jan. 15, 2020. The purpose of the exercise is to increase the squadrons' proficiency in cold weather and high altitude aviation operations and to improve overall combat readiness. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel)
As the Marine Corps enters the third year of an ongoing redesign, the service’s top military officer wants to see the continuation of a talent-management plan centered on training and education. That focus is the “cardinal direction for the Marine Corps,” Gen. David Berger, the commandant, told an audience at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space symposium at National Harbor, Maryland.
Berger also highlighted something that would not change: “The core, the ethos: our expeditionary role as a naval service,” as well as a “Marine Air-Ground Task Force sort of approach to warfare that we have, and maneuver warfare.”