Senate Armed Services Committee Readiness Statement

23 Sep 2020 | General David H. Berger Commandant of the Marine Corps

Chairman Sullivan, Ranking Member Kaine, and distinguished members of this subcommittee, thank you for the invitation and opportunity to address what many defense professionals conclude is job one for a service chief – operational readiness. In an era of great-power competition, this requires establishing the appropriate service culture necessary to generate and sustain readiness not only for the demands of the present, but also for the uncertainty of the future. Therefore, generating a ready force, and not simply an available force, remains my priority.

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