The Department of Defense has faced conflict, budget uncertainty, and reductions in force structure, making it less prepared to handle its operations. Since 2015, we’ve made 45 recommendations to help the Navy and Marine Corps prepare for the future.
We recently testified on the two services' readiness challenges, including personnel shortfalls, maintenance delays, and aging aircraft. Fully addressing these challenges will require years of sustained attention. Watch our video and read more in our report on rebuilding Navy and Marine Corps readiness.