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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #2 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

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 06:53:07 AM »
stay in school kids. Math is useful later in life.
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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #4 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?

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

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #6 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....

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 08:45:20 AM »
F*ck math! I just misread it, sheesh. Too bad you boys aren't in Congress.

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« Reply #8 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.....

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« Reply #9 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?

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Re: USMC Organizational Changes
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 10:11:48 AM »
Just don't smash Professor Proton!
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