Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger is modernizing the branch’s personnel playbook to mature the Corps by increasing retention and rethinking recruitment.

“The most important element of this report is the individual Marine,” he wrote in the Talent Management 2030 report issued this week.

Among other things, the plan calls for matching Marines to roles that align with their interests and career goals. It makes it easier for ex-Marines to come back to service. It also incorporates new HR processes, including online re-enlistment applications, 360-degree performance reviews for leaders, and enhanced family benefits such as increased parental leave.

“Once we invest in these individuals, we need to incentivize the retention of the right numbers of the most capable among them so they can continue to add value to our organization in ways that are necessary to achieve the requirements of the future force,” Berger wrote in the document.

The changes will be fully implemented by 2025, the report said.

Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Claudia Nix