The loss of talented, experienced enlisted Marines in the cyber operations field is a threat to the Corps’ effectiveness in the 21st century. As a Marine with more than 12 years of service in this field, I see departures of talent and expertise from the ranks at alarming rates. It is not just first-term Marines who are leaving, but those on their second and third enlistments. While the Marine Corps tries to integrate cyber operations into operational planning and execution, the loss of talented human capital hinders warfighting effectiveness and threatens the security of Marine Corps computer networks.
Keep Cyber Marines in the Fight
Staff Sergeant Michael Gilliland, U.S. Marine Corps