“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!