Marine Corps Force 2025
The recently completed capabilities based review of Marine Corps end strength, force structure, and equipment across all warfighting functions identified needed changes. The output of this work, collectively called Marine Corps Force 2025, defined a Marine Corps that is optimized to meet future challenges. Our advocacy framework is now better synchronized with the Marine Logistics Groups – to institutionalize Marine Corps Force 2025 along the functional lines of supply and maintenance, engineering, health services, transportation and distribution, and logistics services. This initiative will provide a more-ready and resilient Marine Corps logistics enterprise that maximizes the capability, endurance and reach of the MAGTF.
21st Century Logistician Development
The Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG) is the main effort for developing 21st century logisticians. MCLOG’s Expeditionary Logistics (EXLOG) Continuum and Seminar prepare our MEU and MAGTF logisticians for deployments by exposing them to the full array of joint, intergovernmental and interagency logistics capabilities that may be needed to support the range of military operations across various theaters. MCLOG’s Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course and Logistics Staff Training Exercise programs are also key to developing our individual logistics Marines and logistics units for 21st century operations. The primary goal at the Service headquarters level for Logistics Training and Education is the formulation of a strategy for the development of “multi-functional,” “all-purpose,” 21st century logisticians.
Chief Warrant Officer Mary Anne L. Bronza, an aviation ground support watch officer for Bold Alligator Aviation Mission Rehearsal Exercise, coordinates follow-on logistics with Marines in the Tactical Air Control Center at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia, May 20, 2017. “We contribute to the fight by tracking the rations, fuel, and ammunition for all the ground equipment, as well as the fuel to support the flying squadron,” said Bronza. BAAMREX, held at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic facilities, is an exercise designed for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing command staff to rehearse and execute Tactical Air Command Center operations in a simulated combat environment. “This is my first time seeing the [Tactical Air Command Center] in action and it’s really neat to see how the guys on the ship support the guys on the ground, and in the air from there. Sometimes we get caught up in the green side aspect of things and the Navy gets caught up in the blue side aspect, so this exercise will help us see each other’s jobs and roles,” said Bronza. Specifically, BAAMREX is an opportunity for Marines of 2nd MAW, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Division, and Sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group 2 and other units to rehearse key events of Bold Alligator 17. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Koby I. Saunders)