John Black, a marine officer, describes how one of the Marine Corps’ three essential skills is the capacity to create innovative methods that contribute to its success.
The Marine Corps is undergoing a drastic overhaul, infuriating some individuals. According to the sergeant major of the Marine Corps, one of the Corps’ greatest strengths is reinventing doctrine in response to a new challenge. The current strategy outlined by Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger aims better to prepare the Corps for a conflict with China. Marine Corps SGT John Black said that Marines realize that change is required as the Corps shrinks and reorganizes without relinquishing the majority of its commitments. With the disbanding of the three Marine Air-Ground Task Forces with unique missions, the Corps had free of a considerable personnel load.
Most veterans will no longer be replaced every four years by rookie Marines. Black asserts that improved retention and training will enable units to train more effectively. Following the 2012 assault on Benghazi, Libya, the Marine Corps terminated its crisis response missions. In some instances in the future, infantry will operate as a supporting force to facilitate the movement of naval vessels. Some have hypothesized that the whole Corps would adopt a defensive stance, and the notion that “every Marine is a rifleman” may soon become obsolete.