If Sequestration Continues, Marine Corps Will Close Three-Star Command Headquarters

By Lee Hudson / September 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM
The Marine Corps will be forced to reduce its force structure to 174,000 Marines by fiscal year 2017 if sequestration continues, and that move will result in closing a three-star command headquarters at Camp Lejeune, NC, a Marine Corps official said today. Last spring, Maj. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the service's representative to the Quadrennial Defense Review, led an internal force-structure review that took into account the drawdown from Iraq and Afghanistan. The review led to a new force-structure goal of...

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