Expect the Marine Corps to take up the slack in its OODA loops as the world war induced changes in combat are studied, analyzed and digested. A recent 30 day Force Structural Review conference came up with 60 initiatives to help you and the Corps carry the fight to the Thugees and their Thugmasters.
"These initiatives will create, disestablish and realign units throughout the occupational specialties affecting several thousand active duty and reserve Marines.
"We made some hard decisions," said Gen. Mike Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps. "We are going to realign some force structure in order to increase our flexibility, adaptability and agility to respond to contingencies and the global war on terrorism."
High priority changes will include, but are not limited to, the addition of active duty elements such as two infantry battalions, three light armored reconnaissance companies, three reconnaissance companies, two force reconnaissance platoons, and one air and naval gunfire liaison company. Additions to the Marine Corps Reserve will include one anti-terrorism battalion, two light armored reconnaissance companies and one intelligence support battalion.
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