• It is increasingly apparent that logistics operations in the current SOE (special operations environment) are a close analog for the future operating environment envisioned by the most recent MOC ( Marine Operating Concept ). 1 Today, small teams of MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command)...
  • The ARG/MEU SOFLE (Special Operations Forces Liaison Element) has successfully brought together two cultures with similar ethos to support GCC (geographic combatant command) goals and missions. Since its inception, the ARG/MEU SOFLE program has enabled the creation of full partnerships between the...
  • Military organizations that fail to anticipate or, at the very least, keep pace with the rapidity of technological change in an Internet-accelerated world where “game changing” COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) technology can be developed, adapted for military use, and rapidly proliferated will find...
  • In his 1989 letter to the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, the CMC, Gen Alfred M. Gray, directed the rapid establishment of a Marine Corps University. Gen Gray outlined his intent “to teach military judgment rather than knowledge.” 1 He foresaw that Marines in the...
  • One of the primary responsibilities of an MEU intelligence section is to improve situational awareness among the unit commander and staff. 1 Situational awareness improves a unit’s ability to generate options for the commander to appropriately shape the battlespace; however, the unit’s ability to...
  • Not only is the future uncertain, the dizzying pace of technological and social change ensures that the world will be increasingly complex as well. Conflict between states and other actors will continue to not only be the norm but also occur more frequently below the threshold of open war. The...
  • This issue of the Marine Corps Gazette will focus on the Marine Corps in relation to special operations. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is the Marine Corps’ persistent contribution to special operations, but it does not represent the full scope of the Marine Corps’ role in...
  • The purpose of this study is to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the future of MUM-T (manned-unmanned teaming) in the military and to assess what capabilities non-state adversaries in the urban littorals may possess, how they may impose some level of A2/AD (anti-access/area denial), and...
  • Situation It has been 30 days since the U.S. Mission in Al Ouadiyya and the CJTF officially partnered with the Nuzuri tribe and contracted their militia as “auxiliary forces,” or AUXFOR (pronounced “oxford” by your Marines), for the security and stability mission on the island nation. You remain...
  • Command Senior Enlisted Leader On 20 November 2017, the Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the following assignment. MGySgt Scott H. Stalker, currently assigned as the Senior Enlisted Advisor, Defense Intelligence Agency, has been selected as the...

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