"Creativity and innovation are absolutely essential if we are to anticipate events and win across the spectrum of conflict. We must be ruthless in stamping out those things that restrict creative thinking or limit the development of new approaches to the challenges we face. "
General Charles C. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days per year, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) are on station around the world. A true combined-arms team, the core infantry battalion relies heavily on fire support provided by an artillery battery, mortar platoon, naval gunfire, plus fixed- and rotary-wing aviation.