Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits Okinawa to talk readiness and lethality

Sgt. Maj. Troy Black has lunch with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., on Jan. 8, 2020. DOMINIQUE OSTHOFF/U.S. MARINE CORPS
Sgt. Maj. Troy Black has lunch with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., on Jan. 8, 2020. DOMINIQUE OSTHOFF/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits Okinawa to talk readiness and lethality

by Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Troy Black is in Okinawa this week to host the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Force Level Summit, which brings together sergeant majors from three- and four-star commands across the service to address readiness and the Corps’ ability to inflict lethal force, Marine officials said.

Black chose Okinawa as the site for the quarterly conference — usually held in Washington, D.C. — because of the importance placed on the Indo-Pacific region by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s Planning Guidance and the National Defense Strategy.

Black said the Corps remains focused on developing a force to meet “peer” threats in and around the region.

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