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    Marine Corps Rolls Out a New Education Plan to Get Marines Ready for Combat Faster

    Marine Corps Rolls Out a New Education Plan to Get Marines Ready for Combat Faster

    The Marine Corps has rolled out a sweeping to change the way it trains and educates Marines with the goal of getting them ready for combat faster as part of the service's modernization efforts.

    In a report released Tuesday, the Corps' top officer, Commandant Gen. David Berger, wrote that a 2018 review found a variety of issues with the service's training and education approaches that led him to conclude that “the current … system is not preparing the Marine Corps for the future operating environment.”

    Lt. Gen. Kevin Iiams, head of the Marines' Training and Education Command, told reporters Tuesday that the plan will mean getting away from “rote, repetitive training” and using technology and resources to offer more practical and engaging classes and exercises.

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    One example of the changes in store for Marines is a “more offensively minded” advanced rifle qualification course where, instead of focusing on marksmanship and using paper targets, Marines will engage with robot targets in more realistic situations, Iiams said. It's something the service has worked on for years, but leaders now want to apply it to all Marine training.

    While revamping rifle training speaks to the very heart of being a Marine, the Corps' top leaders also have larger innovations in their sights, as well. Both Iiams and the…

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