Signature management is a critical vulnerablity of expeditionary advanced base operations, one the Sea Services should try to overcome with emerging technologies.
The assistant chief of staff (G-4) for Marine Corps Installations Command gives remarks at the Pentagon after his promotion.
Junior Marines from the Marine Guard Program Enlisted For may lack experience in their primary MOS, but their time with the Marine Security Guard provides them with communication skills, an in-depth understanding of national objectives, and a unique perspective on leadership. They are well-equipped to be extraordinary leaders at the fire-team and squad levels.
Under current plans, the Marine Corps will drop its heavy armor to invest in longer-range missile systems to better support naval campaigns, a move that has drawn some concern.
Noncommissioned and junior officers can teach much of the current enlisted professional military education (EPME) curriculum locally, without sending Marines away to resident programs every couple of years.
Small boats, such as the CB90 combat boat built by Dockstavarvet in Sweden, do not have the carrying capacity of larger ships, but their high speed allows them to link fleet logistics ships parked safely outside the weapons engagement zone with stand-in forces.
In the High North or in the western Pacific, Marine expeditionary advanced bases will be part of the effort to find, track, deter, and defeat enemy submarines.   Opposite inset, the Russian Yasen-class (Project 885) submarine Severodvinsk gets underway from the Kola Peninsula.