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More Marines Could Be Headed to Schoolhouse to Train Foreign Troops

More Marines Could Be Headed to Schoolhouse to Train Foreign Troops by Gina Harkins – Military.com

The Marine Corps is going to double the size of a Virginia-based schoolhouse where leathernecks learn the cultural and language skills needed to train and advise foreign militaries.

The Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group, based at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, will soon be expanded and renamed the Marine Adviser Group, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told reporters Wednesday.

Training and supporting the development of partner nations and allies is one of the Marine Corps' key missions, he said, and that's not going to change.

"Just because the pendulum has swung back more toward peer adversaries doesn't mean we're going to forget or forgo the requirement to be able to do counterinsurgency missions or stability operations," Neller said….

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