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Title: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2018, 08:08:08 PM
https://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps-announces-sweeping-changes-to-ground-combat-forces-1.527061
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 06:39:08 AM
So they're reducing a squad of 13 to 12, removing one Marine.

Fire teams were 4 Marines each, but the story says they're going to 3 Marines each. If a squad has three fire teams and each are reduced by one Marine, that's three Marines, not one. The math ain't adding up here. What am I missing?

I'm definitely no tactician or experienced grunt, but it seems to me having another set of eyeballs in a fire team is worth its weight in gold; adding more drones and automatic weapons won't make up for that much, will it?
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: Toadkillerdog on May 16, 2018, 06:51:14 AM
3 Marines per Fire Team x 3 = 9

Squad Leader, Corporal (assistant), and Squad Systems Operator (i.e., Drone operator) = 3

9+3 = 12
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 06:53:07 AM
stay in school kids. Math is useful later in life.
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 16, 2018, 06:56:32 AM
Fire teams were 4 Marines each, but the story says they're going to 3 Marines each. If a squad has three fire teams and each are reduced by one Marine, that's three Marines, not one. The math ain't adding up here. What am I missing?

reading... 

Quote from: the article
Two new positions — assistant squad leader and squad systems operator — are also being created for each squad, Alvis’ statement said.

;D
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 08:01:27 AM
I saw that statement about the extra leader positions but I assumed they were coming from the 3-per-fire-team group and not tacked on. The way the story was worded it wasn't very clear.
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: Barthheart on May 16, 2018, 08:08:28 AM
I saw that statement about the extra leader positions but I assumed they were coming from the 3-per-fire-team group and not tacked on. The way the story was worded it wasn't very clear.

read: Math is hard....
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 08:45:20 AM
F*ck math! I just misread it, sheesh. Too bad you boys aren't in Congress.
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: Barthheart on May 16, 2018, 08:46:12 AM
F*ck math! I just misread it, sheesh. Too bad you boys aren't in Congress.

Ok... read: comprehension is hard.....
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 08:46:41 AM
Don't you have a black hole to create to end all life on Earth or something?
Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: Barthheart on May 16, 2018, 08:52:11 AM
Currently smashing protons as fast as we can....

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Title: Re: USMC Organizational Changes
Post by: bbmike on May 16, 2018, 10:11:48 AM
Just don't smash Professor Proton!