Behind the Cover: State of the Marine Corps 2010


It goes without saying at this point that the Marine Corps is facing a changing environment, both tactically and politically. It’s obvious in many ways, from the way the Corps recently launched its first assault on pirates in years to the hard realities Marine officials are considering right now as part of a force structure review.

With that in mind, Marine Corps Times presents this week “Guide to a Changing Corps,” a special report that assesses that state of the Marine Corps and what it faces next. It features exclusive interviews with the following, as Marine leadership seeks to set the tone fo rthe next few years:

  • Commandant Gen. James Conway
  • Lt. Gen. George Flynn, deputy commandant of Combat Development and Integration
  • Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer, deputy commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
  • Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commander of Marine Corps Training Command

The focus is wide-ranging. In a special pullout section, Marine Corps Times covers everything from gear to education to the present state of affairs in Afghanistan.

The issue’s publication was timed to coincide with Modern Day Marine, the Corps’ premier military exposition. The event will be held from Tuesday to Thursday at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.


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