10:00 am EDT - 11:15 am EDT

Past Event

Force Design: A conversation with General Eric Smith, 39th commandant of the US Marine Corps

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

Force Design 2030 launched a transformational initiative to ensure that the U.S. Marine Corps can continue to respond effectively in contested environments to ever-evolving global threats. Six years into implementation, the Marine Corps continues its modernization effort—improving plans through experimentation and learning—to address the pacing threats outlined in the National Defense Strategy.

On July 2, the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology at Brookings hosted Commandant of the Marine Corps General Eric Smith to discuss the progress made to date, including how the Marines continue to refine Force Design 2030 while balancing modernization with the Corps’ crisis response mission and renewing focus on quality of life issues for all Marines.

Online viewers submitted questions via email to [email protected] or via X (formerly Twitter) @BrookingsFP using #ForceDesign.

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