Marines need 194,000-troop force to meet requirements

By Lee Hudson / February 7, 2017 at 11:25 AM
The Marine Corps revealed its force structure must be increased to 194,000 personnel to meet joint force requirements. Gen. Glenn Walters, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, said the service must be increased by 3,000 Marines each year, according to his Feb. 7 written testimony submitted to the House Armed Services Committee. A yearlong study, dubbed Marine Corps Force 2025, determined the 194,000-troop force structure figure. "We thank you for passing the [Fiscal Year] 2017 [National Defense Authorization...

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