Marine Corps 2017 Operations and Maintenance Budget Request and Readiness Posture, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 3, 2016   [open pdf - 479KB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 3, 2016 hearing on "Marine Corps 2017 Operations and Maintenance Budget Request and Readiness Posture" held before the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services. From the statement conclusion of John M. Paxton Jr.: "On behalf of all of our Marines, Sailors, and their families, I thank the Congress and this subcommittee for affording us the opportunity to discuss some of the key challenges faced by our Marine Corps today and providing us the support and resources to win on the battlefield of the future as well as of today. With your continued support, we will strive to carefully and correctly balance readiness with risk in today's force and the force of tomorrow, and to articulate what we require to guarantee our warfighting capability and capacity as we improve our balance across all five pillars of readiness today and into the future. We will continue to answer the nation's call to arms, meet the needs of the Combatant Commanders and national leaders who depend on us, and be prepared to respond to any crisis or contingency that may arise. Your Marine Corps will continue to do as the 82nd and 114th Congress directed: 'to be the most ready when the nation is least ready.'" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Vincent A. Coglianese, John M. Paxton Jr., and Glenn M. Walters.

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