U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew Octaviano, a tank crewmember with Fox Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, holds the company guidon during a deactivation ceremony on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune at Stone Bay, North Carolina, Aug. 25, 2020. Gen. David H. Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corps, released Marine Corps Force Design 2030 in March 2020, which designates tanks as a large area of divestment.

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