Elimination of Infantry Assault Specialty Irks Some Marines

Elimination of Infantry Assault Specialty Irks Some Marines
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Kassie L. McDole

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Some Marines are unhappy about the planned elimination of the infantry assault specialty, a move that aims to free up personnel for other job fields.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller announced the cancellation of the military occupational specialty last week. Beginning in October, the Marine Corps will cease training infantry assault Marines and will start phasing out assault sections within rifle companies.

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