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Force Design 2030: The Future of the Marine Corps
Based on a threat-informed, ten-year time horizon, the Marine Corps is designing a force for naval expeditionary warfare in actively contested spaces. Throughout this ten-year initiative, the Marine Corps will make investments in capabilities to include long range precision fires, advanced reconnaissance capabilities, unmanned systems, and resilient networks. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Nicholas Filca)

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The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger and 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, discusses with the Marines of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) the weapon capabilities that are being used during the training exercise, Darwin, Australia, April 14, 2022. MRF-D has been a crucial means of strengthening our interoperability with the Australian Defence Force. Now in its 11th year, Marines are still maintaining our close partnership with the ADF at all levels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathryn M. Adams)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 22, 2021) Gen. David Berger, 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Coprs, Vice Adm. Sean Buck, Superintendent of the U. S. Naval Academy, Col. James McDonough III, Commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Robert Barnet, 1991 President, Cmdr. Andre Coleman (Ret.), 1995 President, Ms. Jennifer Tyll, 2001 President, and Lt. Cmdr. Andrienne Maeser, 2006 Incoming President, review the Naval Academy's fifth and final formal parade of the season. Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845. (U.S. Navy photo by Stacy Godfrey/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger, the 38th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, commends outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund during the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (FMFLANT), Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM), Marine Forces Northern Command (MARFORNORTH) succession of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 25, 2021. Gen. Berger discussed the exemplary achievements and essential efforts Lt. Gen. Hedelund demonstrated while in position as acting commander. The acting commander of FMFLANT, MARFORCOM and MARFORNORTH is responsible for proper employment and support of Marine Corps Forces and executing developmental procedures to fulfill the Service-retained operating forces in support of the Combatant Commander. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Alvarado)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to the Marines and Sailors of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa at U.S. Army Garrison Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen, Germany, Aug. 25, 2021. Those in attendance were given the opportunity to ask questions and bring up discussion points with Gen. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Black during their visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Claudia Nix)
U.S. Marine Gen. David H. Berger, left, the commandant of the Marine Corps, walks with U.S. Navy Capt. Kevin Sweeney, the command chaplain for Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during Sweeney’s retirement ceremony, at the Santa Margarita Ranch House on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 17, 2021. Berger served as the retiring officer during the ceremony. Sweeney and Berger worked together at 1st Marine Division and deployed together to Afghanistan in 2012. Sweeney has been a Navy Chaplain since commissioning as a chaplain candidate aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in 1991. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kerstin Roberts)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger delivers remarks at a press briefing about the Marine Corps and COVID-19, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2020.
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger salutes the casket of retired 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Paul X. Kelley, during Gen. Kelley’s funeral service at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, February 13, 2020. General Kelley served as CMC from 1983 to 1987.
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black lead Marines with Marine Barracks Washington on a march to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., for the funeral service for retired CMC Gen. Paul X. Kelley, Feb. 13, 2020. Kelley served as CMC from 1983 to 1987.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger speaks with Marines after a town hall while visiting Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2019. Gen. Berger spoke about his expectations for the force and thanked Marines for their continued success. He also met with Marine Corps leaders to discuss current and future partnerships across the region. This is Gen. Berger’s first visit to the CENTCOM area of operation as Commandant.
General David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to guests during a passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019. General Robert B. Neller relieved his duties as 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps to Gen. Berger. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, passes the Marine Corps Battle Color to Gen. David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps during a passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019. General Neller relieved his duties as commandant of the Marine Corps to Gen. Berger. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
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