Berger: Personnel cuts, modernization highlight upcoming force design efforts

By Aidan Quigley / March 2, 2021 at 11:01 AM
The Marine Corps will reduce both uniformed and civilian personnel and re-invest funds derived from divesting legacy systems into new programs as part of its force design efforts, Marine Corps Commandant David Berger wrote in a memo obtained by Inside Defense . In a Feb. 23 memo to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Berger wrote his the service is planning on cutting approximately 12,000 Marines over the future years defense program and reducing civilian headquarters personnel by appropriately 15%. "These initiatives...

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