The Marine Corps is making some big changes to its rifle squads

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by USMCGrunt, May 7, 2018.

  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    Man, this is a significant change for Marine Infantry. Breaking from the "rule of three" is making it hard for me to get my head around the tactical impact. In addition, all the gear, batteries, drones, etc is going to severely add to combat loads. Not so sure I am in favor of these changes.

    "...the Marines would transition from three fire teams of four Marines into two fire teams of five Marines, with a systems operator and squad leader."

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/04/its-official-top-marine-wants-12-infantry-squad.html

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...ing-a-squad-systems-operator-commandant-says/

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...corps-rifle-squads-and-scout-sniper-platoons/

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...ified-to-direct-air-naval-and-artillery-fire/
     
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  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Wow! Guess that's going to change sand table and field exercises at TBS, let alone IOC.