Editorial

This month, we are pleased to publish the winning essays from two of our writing contests. The Chase Prize Essay Contest is a well-established annual competition that invites authors to exercise “boldness and daring” in questioning Marine Corps policies, doctrine, and official positions and...
Our focus this month is on the Corps’ intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance enterprise, the MCISRE. Picture two adversaries. They could be boxers, mixed martial artists, or even fencers. They are equally skilled, fit, and equipped, but neither one can see or hear. All they can do is to...
For the first time, this month’s Gazette focuses on “Acquisition,” the process of putting equipment in the hands of our warfighting Marines. Years ago, as a platoon commander, one of my squad leaders asked me, “Sir, where does gear come from?” I answered that obviously our weapons come from the...
This month’s edition presents a wide variety of articles on leadership-related topics. One highlight, on page 10, is “Making Thinking Warriors,” based on my recent interview with our 29th Commandant, Gen Alfred M. Gray. In June, the General celebrated his 90th birthday, and I can report that he is...
One hundred years ago, Marines of the American Expeditionary Force fought a battle in a game preserve east of Paris that today bears the name Bois de la Brigade de Marine —a battle whose legacy would shape the nature of the Corps. The great powers of Europe and their colonies were nearly four years...
In past years, May’s Gazette has been our annual focus on Aviation. This year, for the first time, we have created a dual focus by adding a series of articles on an array of ideas and issues from across the GCE of the MAGTF. We open on page 7 with “The Next-Generation MAGTF” from the Deputy...
Information Warfare, the Information Environment, the Information Domain, Information Operations, Cyberspace Operations, Electronic Warfare, Military Deception … Today’s Marine Corps is awash in information-related terminology, some new and ill-defined, some older and more established, but few...
This month’s focus in our Ideas and Issues is on Training. The focus is actually twofold. We are presenting fourteen articles covering a variety of training, education, and fitness related subjects, and among these, there are seven articles penned by authors from throughout Training Command...
While the term innovation is often used as “code” for future technology or equipment, this month’s selection of articles looks more at the conceptual or “thinking” side of innovation. This approach has been the Corps’ preferred method when it comes to modernization because ideas and thinking are...
Happy 2018 to all Gazette readers and members of the MCA&F. This month represents a first for the Professional Journal of the Corps. Our focus area this month is not on an element of the Marine Corps. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), while staffed with highly trained and...

Pages