The Resource section provides a brief snapshot of our Corps’ equipment, age, and forecasted lifecycles. This data also provides a snapshot of budgetary allocation for further synthesis of global operations funding, procurement cycles, personnel force structure, operational maintenance, investments, and housing. The decisions made in the budget process affect the Marine Corps as a whole, and our ability to remain ready to respond at the right time, in the right place, and with the right resources, which ultimately affects individual Americans. Many budget decisions have worldwide significance.
Resources are designed to keep the Marine Corps alert to shifting financial needs, in order to remain the best prepared to face down unexpected threats that arise globally. As such, the overview provides further detail during decision analysis in some of the more important budget concepts. Resources also include summary dollar amounts to illustrate major areas of concentration necessary for operational support.