Berger: Marines need 'sustained resourcing' for amphibious fleet readiness

By Linda Hersey / March 16, 2023 at 2:41 PM
Bringing the amphibious fleet up to the Navy's 80% readiness goal is not a one-year budget fix but will require several fiscal years of "sustained resourcing," according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger. Speaking Thursday at a Defense One forum on security threats, Berger said readiness levels for amphibious warships have been well below 50% for the past decade. He didn't offer estimates on construction and deployment costs for a fleet expansion but noted the Marine Corps is...

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