Future Marine deployment

New ships could get the Corps.

Marines Could Deploy Aboard Littoral Combat Ships, Destroyers

by Hope Hodge Seck

QUANTICO, Virginia –The Navy‘s newest surface ship could carry contingents of Marines in the not-too-distant future, according to a new operating concept released by the Marine Corps this week.

While the Corps has long promoted the concept of Marines deploying on non-traditional vessels and seabasing platforms, the new Marine Corps Operating Concept further opened the aperture, describing a future in which troops take on a broader role in maritime security, counter-piracy operations, and sea control aboard smaller surface ships, including the littoral combat ship and future frigates.

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