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Every so often, a long-dormant idea is rediscovered by a new generation, dusted off, and proffered as a wise solution by the ancients to a modern problem.
W ith the publication of MARADMIN 472/14, Approval of the Foreign Security Force (FSF) Advisor Free MOS and Process for Experience Track Designation , the Marine Corps established a means by which commanders can easily track and identify Marines with FSF experience. The knowledge, experience, and...
T he tragic toll of civilian casualties will never be fully known. What is known is that those caused by U.S. and coalition forces adversely affected our strategic and operational efforts in Afghanistan, as well as left many U.S. warfighters morally injured. After senior officers and studies...

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Sep 4, 2015 | Logistics
In 2011, the Marine Corps faced a logistics challenge: The initial stages of our retrograde and redeployment from Afghanistan were getting underway, and we needed a detailed disposition plan, or "playbook," for all of our ground equipment in theater. We didn't want to bring back equipment that we...