Check this out via USNI
Simcock warned at a Marine Corps Association ground combat dinner last week that the next fight would require a division-level force, not just a MEU-sized force of three ships and 2,200 Marines, and that the Navy and Marine Corps needed to figure out sooner rather than later how to train for that type of event.Simcock you big bald beautiful bastard, you can lift with me anytime! At least he seems to get it. Did you notice the wording? The fight with the Chinese is coming.
“The fight that’s coming, we’re not going to be able to get a hodge-podge hillbilly organization and just throw three MEUs together and say that’s a MEB (Marine Expeditionary Brigade) and land a landing force,” he said at the event.
“We are not training with our Navy brother. We are not doing the things that are going to carry us to victory in the fight that is clearly coming out in the Pacific right now.”
At least one guy with stars sees it.