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Surface Navy 2019: USMC considers decrease in operational commitments

17th January 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Washington, DC


As the US Marine Corps (USMC) continues to grapple with its deployment-to-dwell (D2D) ratio a top service official has suggested a decrease in operational commitments is required to bring the D2D down.

The reasoning behind this move is that increasing personnel numbers to reduce D2D ratios would create stresses on modernisation and readiness, according to LtGen Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant plans, policies and operations, speaking during the Surface Navy Association event in Washington, DC.

‘Over time we're going to need to decrease our operational commitments in order to recoup forces in CONUS [continental US] to get us to the desired

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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