General James F. Amos, CMC

Report
“America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness”
General James F. Amos
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Sea Air Space Expo
April 7, 2014
The Future Security Environment
Nuclear
Armed
States
Top Ten
Oil
Reserves
Water
Stress
Conflict
Terrorism
Crime
Youth
Bulge
Undernourished
Population
We may think we are through with the nasty, dirty conflicts of
the world…but they are likely not done with us!
USMC Global Laydown 2015 -2020
SPMAGTF-CR
3d MEB
2d MEB
SPMAGTF-CENT
I MEF
III MEF
SPMAGTF-SOUTH
MRF - Guam
SPMAGTF-CR
MRF - Darwin
Major
USMC
Base
Forward
Deployed
USMC
Presence
Marine
Expeditionary Unit
We’re not reorienting to the Pacific – we’re already there!
Naval Forces are in an Ascendancy
• As a Naval force, our Navy and Marine Corps provides a unique
capability as the world’s signature expeditionary crisis response
force.
• With the strategic shift to the Pacific, and national fatigue over protracted
land campaigns, Naval forces are in an ascendency
- 50% of the world’s surface area lies in Asia Pacific region
- 5 of our 7 mutual defense treaties
- We’re “already there” and have been for 70+ years
Capture a vision of the Sea Base!
Investing in Connectors – Creating the right mix of
Mobility/Lift to maximize speed & capability at sea & ashore!

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