Modernization – The Foundation of Our Future Readiness: Our Marine Corps must be modernized to meet the demands of the strategic environment. What we desire to achieve is a Corps capable of exploiting, penetrating, and destroying advanced adversary defenses in all domains in support of naval or Joint Force operations. That modernized force would deter adversaries, prevent conflict, and provide capabilities required to “…suppress or contain international disturbances short of large-scale war;” thus, preventing the consumption of readiness from the larger Joint Force.
PB19 is synched with MCF 2025, specifically investing in areas such as: Information Warfare, long range precision fires, air defense, C2 in a degraded environment, and protected mobility / enhanced maneuver. These capability areas support building a Next Generation Marine Corps across Active and Reserve components.