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Force Design 2030: Annual Report 2022
New and emerging threats have changed how the Marine Corps is organized, trained, equipped and employed. Force Design 2030 is a concept, introduced in 2019, for a single, integrated force that supports joint operations in forward maritime campaigns. This video discusses 2022 updates to Force Design 2030. (U.S. Marine Corps Video created by SSgt John Martinez.)
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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)
The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, stands in preparation to receive the national ensign being folded by Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. during the West Virginia State Memorial services for U.S. Marine Corps CWO4 Hershel "Woody" Williams in Charleston, WV, July 3, 2022. Williams was awarded the Medal of honor on October 5, 1945 for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima while serving with 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was the last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient at the time of his death on June 29, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Kathryn Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger and 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Troy E. Black, addresses the Marine Security Guards (MSGs) at the U.S. Embassy Australia, Canberra, Australia, April 12, 2022. The Commandant shared leadership insights with the young Marine Corps leaders. MSGs serve a crucially important mission here and at detachments in embassies and consulates around the world to ensure the safety of our diplomatic missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathryn M. Adams)
The 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, testifies in a Senate Armed Services Committee, Department of the Navy Posture Hearing in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Kathryn Adams)
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)
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