Smith releases interim guidance affirming Marine Corps modernization trajectory

By Nick Wilson / April 2, 2024 at 11:31 AM
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Eric Smith today released a " Fragmentary Order " document, intended to provide interim direction for the force ahead of an official Commandant's Planning Guidance, that reaffirms the service's force design modernization trajectory. Titled “Maintain Momentum,” the order indicates the Marine Corps will continue its force design experimentation and modernization campaign and reiterates five priorities Smith previously outlined in a guidance letter published last August before his confirmation as service chief. These priorities include balancing crisis...

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