Our Corps is an expeditionary force, fully trained and capable of executing assigned missions. Our strategic guidance rightfully focuses our attention on the PACOM and CENTCOM regions. USN-USMC forward basing, response capabilities, and plans are pre-positioned to support that strategy, yet we will remain vigilant and capable to respond on short notice in other areas of the world, as our Nation requires. Marines continually stand ready to contribute to a decisive joint force, and can help provide access for that force wherever needed.
Our Corps of today and tomorrow will maintain high standards of training, education, leadership, and discipline, while contributing vital capabilities to the Joint Force capabilities across the spectrum of military operations. This emerging strategy continues to revalidate our role as America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness. Our partnership with the USN enables a forward deployed and engaged force that shapes, deters, responds, and projects power well into the future.