The number of Marine Corps officers who are required to wear the uniform for duty will increase by six ranks to 16, with the first rank of lieutenant general, Marine Corps Times reported.
The Marine Corps is also adding more officers to the ranks of staff sergeant major and assistant sergeants to the Marine Corps Staff and Assistant Chiefs of Staff.
The Marine Corps plans to hire an additional 2,000 officers to replace its officers currently serving.
In addition, the Marine Division will now recruit for a new Corps command to replace the Army’s Army Combat Development Command, a division that has been under the control of the Army since 2015.
The announcement follows the Department of Defense’s announcement that the Marine Airborne Corps will be reassigned to a Marine Corps command.
The Air Force and Navy are both under the Army, and each command will be responsible for a specific task force.
The Air Force has the Air Combat Command and the Navy has the Naval Strike Combatant Command.