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No more infantry assault Marines, commandant says | Marine Corps Times
(Lance Cpl. Robert Williams Jr./Marine Corps)

No more infantry assault Marines, commandant says | Marine Corps Times

The Marine Corps is phasing out the assault section of rifle companies and abolishing the infantry assault Marine military occupational specialty altogether.

By doing so, the Corps expects to free up about 500 Marines for other jobs deemed essential to defeating future adversaries, such as cyber operations, electronic warfare and intelligence, Military.com reported on Wednesday.

Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller recently told Marines that future rifle companies will include combat engineers to breach barriers and destroy enemy fortifications with rockets — tasks which currently are assigned to infantry assault Marines.

Source: No more infantry assault Marines, commandant says | Marine Corps Times