"I hope I'm wrong, but there's a war coming. You're in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence," Fox News reported, citing Gen. Neller as saying.
The commandant was referring to Russia and the Pacific theatre as the next major areas of conflict, predicting a "big-ass fight" in the future.
Endorsing Gen. Neller's views, Marine Corps Sergeant Major Ronald Green added, "Just remember why you're here. They're watching. Just like you watch them, they watch you. We've got 300 Marines up here; we could go from 300 to 3,000 overnight. We could raise the bar."