Heckl: Marine Corps could further cut end strength to fund modernization

By Aidan Quigley / January 13, 2022 at 2:14 PM
The Marine Corps may further cut its end strength to fund its Force Design 2030 effort, a top Marine Corps official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl, the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, said at the Surface Navy Association’s National Symposium that manpower was the most logical place to cut in order to fund modernization. “We can’t cut readiness, we can’t continue to underfund our modernization and installations, et cetera. So that leaves you with manpower,” he...

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