The US Marine Corps’ overarching Force Design 2030 document provides high-level policy direction on how the service will shift its focus to better support great power / peer-level competition, with special emphasis on the Indo-Pacific. The document asserts, in part, “we must transform our traditional models for organizing, training, and equipping the force to meet new desired ends, and do so in full partnership with the Navy.”
The US Marine Corps published a companion document to Force Design 2030, Training and Education 2030, which focuses on the imperative to transform the USMC training and education enterprise.
The new, 24-page T&E document is a quick read, and contains items of interest for S&T industry business development teams and current S&T program managers. As Training and Education 2030 highlights new enabling training and education efforts, the document also provides glimpses of investment focal points.
In one case, the service notes Live, Virtual. And Constructive Training Environments (LVC-TE) “will serve as the cornerstone of how the Marine Corps builds combat readiness during this critical time of transformation.” To that end, General David Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Training and Education 2030’s issuing official, has directed the implementation of Project Tripoli, which addresses all aspects of the people, processes, and systems required to develop, implement, and sustain the LVC-TE. “To enable initiatives like Project Tripoli, we have prioritized the modernization of training capabilities as one of the top three investments in support of Force Design 2030.”
Training and Education 2030 also focuses on other key parts of the Marine Corps’ evolving training enterprise: service-level training exercises, professional military education and others.
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