The Marine Corps has announced plans to cut more than 100 positions as part of its effort to boost its presence in China, where US forces are training the country’s elite troops.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told US troops that if they were to leave the Marine Corps in 2025, they would need to relocate to a foreign country.
“As of 2025, there are going to be about 100 personnel in the Marine corps, I would like to think that’s going to help us,” he said.
The Marine Corp said in a statement that the cuts will require Marines to relocate and shift jobs in the military, and it will not be able to make any permanent changes to the Marine Corp’s leadership.
“We are confident that this is going to reduce overall cost, and that this will also help the Marine corp to continue to support its mission in the world, to keep our Marine Corps alive and to support the men and women who serve our nation,” said Marine Corps Gen. Jeffrey Harward in the statement.
“I am hopeful that by the time the cuts are complete, there will be no significant impact to the mission of the Corps and we can continue to build our nation’s capacity and capability.”
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