Exclusive: Interview with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger

Watch Defense One's interview on building the future force, racism in the ranks, integrating women, and working with Congress.

Gen. David Berger discussed his plans to remake the force for the future, keep extremism out of the ranks, what's still needed to integrate women into the Corps, and coyotes — yes, coyotes — in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

Interviewed by Senior National Security Correspondent Katie Bo Williams, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps was the keynote guest for the third installment of Defense One's State of Defense interview series with members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Watch Defense One's full interview with General Berger here: 

Williams later led a discussion on Berger's thoughts and the state of the Marine Corps, with:

  • Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., U.S. House of Representatives
  • Kyleanne Hunter, senior adjunct fellow, Center for New American Security
  • Valerie Jackson, director of the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation & Creativity, Marines Corps University
  • Christian Brose, senior fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Watch that here:

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