CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - U.S. principal deputy under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Mike McCord, visited Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 30-31, 2014, to speak with commanders within I Marine Expeditionary Force and 1st Marine Logistics Group, on budget issues as they pertain to readiness, training and deployment.
McCord was interested in hearing how budget constraints at the Pentagon are impacting the troops at the lower levels and how it's impacting training, the ordering of equipment, the maintenance of barracks, weapons training and overall readiness.
During his time on the West Coast, McCord attended a Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Commanders meeting, lunched with Marines and observed a live-fire sniper training exercise with Special Operations Training Group, I MEF.
McCord also spoke at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the replacement facility Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, along with Sandra Richardson, director, resources issues under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Military Assistant. Both were responsible for heading the funding of the hospital.