Standardization of Division Remain-Behind Equipment Programs
EWS contemporary issue paper
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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Equipment readiness is an essential part of pre-deployment training for an infantry battalion, with in most cases, less than 180 training days in between deployments. However, the state of remain behind equipment maintenance within the Marine Corps infantry division has declined to the point where some battalions are returning from deployments to near zero percent readiness. This forces the battalions to spend time repairing their vehicles, weapons systems, and communications gear, instead of training. The Marine Corps needs to establish standard operating procedures for remain-behind1 equipment which meet the needs of Battalion level commanders, specifically infantry battalion commanders, as their units deploy en masse and often with a 11 dwell ratio.
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