Smith issues interim Marine Corps guidance as nomination hold drags on

By Nick Wilson / August 3, 2023 at 5:16 PM
Acting Commandant Gen. Eric Smith today published a Marine Corps force guidance letter affirming the service will continue on its Force Design 2030 trajectory and outlining accelerated modernization, naval integration and organic mobility as warfighting priorities. The four-page letter -- which broadly sketches service values and goals, leaving room for a future Commandant’s Planning Guidance -- is intended to serve as an interim “reference point” for the Marine Corps until the Senate confirms an official 39th commandant, the document states...

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