Saturday, June 19, 2021

2nd MEF getting a new building


From left to right: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Obert Tellez, U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Christopher Rebana, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, Brig. Gen. Andrew Niebel, U.S. Navy Capt. Tres Meek III, Mr. David Marchiori, pose for a group picture after a ground breaking ceremony for the future II Marine Expeditionary Force Operations Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 14, 2021. The operations center will serve as the II MEF headquarters building and enable II MEF to sustain combat readiness and optimize warfighting capabilities.

If it's all about small dispersed units and if the Marine Corps is falling back under the Navy and being assigned to numbered Fleets then why do we even need a MEF?  Either the MEF or the MEB can go.  We might not need either of them and we definitely don't need both with this new construct.

Additionally the idea of maintaining Divisions under this construct is really a concept that should die too.

If China is the threat and the Marine Corps is focusing only on China then why bother with keeping the 2nd MARDIV around.  We're not gonna participate in Europe, the Middle East or North Africa...which brings me to the various commands/components.

Why is MARFOREUR/AF still around?  Seems like a place that has serious cost savings to be harvested.  Why does SPMAGTF-CR-AF still exist? And this is the one's off the top of my head and there are many more.

Being a one trick pony has consequences.  Additionally why does the Marine Corps still have a seat on the Joint Chiefs.  Seems like this Commandant just conceptualized himself out of a job!

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