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US Marine Corps Reduces Manpower Due to Abandonment of Tanks

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Tank US Marine Corps battalions, bridge companies and law enforcement units are being downsized as part of an overall reorganization of the Armed Forces. Due to the abandonment of tanks, the US Marine Corps (ILC) is reducing its personnel.


The downsized Marines are now being asked to relocate or end their military careers earlier than planned. More than 450 Marines have been affected by the restructuring of the Armed Forces, which began last year. The reform should make the ILC more expeditionary to counter new threats.

The Marines had to explore new career areas, retire early or transfer to army tank units.

USMC Manpower and Reserve spokeswoman Yvonne Carlock said 69 tank battalions have been transferred from the Marine Corps to the Army. Another 259 people were transferred to other units of the ILC. About 60 percent of them chose to become specialists in the field of intelligence, logistics or cyberspace. An additional 128 Marines have taken advantage of early retirement programs.


Last May, ILC personnel officials announced that some 1300 Marines would have to change duty if they wanted to continue wearing uniforms as their positions were cut. Corps Commander General David Berger said that no one would be forcibly dismissed and that every Marine who wanted to continue serving would find a new job.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 2 May 2021 12: 02
    -5
    Then the tanks had to be scrapped, if it really was a reduction, and not a game of mess.
    1. figwam
      figwam 2 May 2021 12: 05
      +4
      More than 450 Marines affected by the restructuring of the Armed Forces

      Even VO published this event.
      1. Niko
        Niko 2 May 2021 12: 52
        0
        Quote: figvam
        More than 450 Marines affected by the restructuring of the Armed Forces

        Even VO published this event.

        The greatest reform fellow
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 2 May 2021 12: 10
      +1
      An additional 128 Marines have benefited from early retirement programs.

      Thought there would be more smart marines winked
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 2 May 2021 12: 19
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      Then the tanks had to be scrapped, if it really was a reduction, and not a game of mess.

      For this there are the Balts and Ukraine.
    4. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 2 May 2021 12: 19
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty

      0
      Then the tanks had to be scrapped, if it really was a reduction, and not a game in a mess.

      This is not an abbreviation. Reorganization, within the framework of the new military doctrine ... Like, the Marines don't need tanks. They have other tasks ... True, it is not very clear what. Quickly take over the dust-bombed coastal cities?
    5. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 May 2021 12: 20
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Then the tanks had to be scrapped, if this is really a reduction,

      What for? The KMP has 447 tanks. They will be transferred to storage. Some can be upgraded and transferred to the Army, Nat. Guard or just sell.
      Recent news:
      Australia purchased 160 Abrams hulls from American warehouses for conversion to the M1A2 SEP v3 standard, ARVs and bridgelayers. The American side has approved the contract.
  2. poquello
    poquello 2 May 2021 12: 02
    -1
    "The reform should make the ILC more expeditionary"
    from this place it was possible in more detail
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 May 2021 12: 09
      +8
      Preparing for war in the Asia-Pacific region. Tanks won't help there. The emphasis will be shifted to missile weapons and UAVs. The number of heavy weapons will be reduced, tanks will be completely abandoned, and the amount of artillery will be reduced.


      Recently presented an unmanned launcher for anti-ship missiles NSM


      Presented a possible replacement for the reconnaissance version of LAW-25


      ILC abandon RQ-21 Blackjack. One of the options for replacing V-BAT.

      Apparently we were worn out with launching and catching RQ-21. Too many activities and equipment.

      V-BAT is much simpler: the truth is inferior in some parameters.
      1. poquello
        poquello 2 May 2021 15: 25
        -1
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        Recently presented an unmanned launcher for anti-ship missiles NSM

        even recklessly, the Chinese are no longer popuas, and they are in vain with helicopters
  3. New Year day
    New Year day 2 May 2021 12: 20
    -3
    Unclear! If they are preparing to attack, then why the reduction? - All the same, and they have "no money, but you hold on"
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 May 2021 12: 35
      +3
      Quote: Silvestr
      All the same, and they have "no money, but you hold on"

      This is also there. Heavy tanks are very expensive. This is not only the tank itself, but the engineering service, special vehicles for transportation and disembarkation, constant upgrades.
      Moreover, their effectiveness is very controversial, in modern realities. Especially for the Marine Corps.
      Tanks remain in the Army and National Guard. This is enough for them.
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 May 2021 12: 36
      +4
      The main enemy is China, the main theater of operations is the many islands of the Asia-Pacific region.
      The command of the ILC believes that such operations require a wide range of amphibious armored vehicles for various purposes, and most of the available vehicles meet these requirements. MBT "Abrams", in turn, do not fit into this strategy. Despite their high combat qualities, tanks are not mobile enough and require a special approach, which makes them not very useful in amphibious operations.
      VO.02.08.2020
    3. ironic
      ironic 2 May 2021 18: 15
      0
      This is not the main message. There is no point in spending extra money where it is not needed.
  4. Evil 55
    Evil 55 2 May 2021 15: 20
    0
    Our mutant Taburetkin has reduced about 300 thousand, of which 150 thousand are only officers and nothing ... He is still alive, well ... A Pity ...
    1. KeithRichards
      KeithRichards 3 May 2021 13: 05
      +1
      from the stool, just began the modernization of growing. armies and most of them had already done.
      The MChSnik came to the ready-made.
      1. Evil 55
        Evil 55 3 May 2021 15: 03
        0
        Wonderful modernization - to destroy all educational bodies, military medicine, automobile and armored service, all auto and armored repair factories ... Are you from this planet?
  5. ironic
    ironic 2 May 2021 18: 14
    0
    It no longer makes sense to equip MBT KMP. So they are being withdrawn, respectively, reducing the composition of unnecessary units. It is reasonable.
  6. Zomanus
    Zomanus 3 May 2021 10: 57
    0
    Tanks have not been made in America for a long time. Apparently they are collecting reserves so that at least something was in the ranks.