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Fire Support

Last Revised: May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm
  • Missile Launched Fire Training

Fire support systems shape the battlespace with lethal, non-lethal, kinetic and non-kinetic effects throughout the ROMO. The diversity of fires available to the MAGTF affects the enemy not only physically, but also morally and mentally. Throughout history, our Corps’ air-ground combined arms teams proved unmatched in answering the Nation’s call to arms across the spectrum of operations from crisis response to major combat operations. Today, we endeavor to sustain our Corps’ advantages that made that possible – in both the technological and human dimensions. Our challenge is to remain engaged operationally while sustaining the force and executing the transition strategy for the future. We look beyond the horizon to incorporate force structure changes to balance tactical and operational fire support capability, and augment that force structure capability with equipment that enables our Marines. Our Corps’ transition strategy can be separated into two challenging efforts: to sustain the force and current fire support systems and to modernize those fire support systems.

  • About Concepts and Programs

    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.