• In my previous article, “An Approach to Advisory Duty: A consultant’s perspective,” (see pp. 78) an appeal was made to explore the business world’s well-developed studies involving the relationships between clients and consultants. This article offers military professionals greater insights...
  • For the past decade, the Marine Corps has labored to better train and educate Marines as they forward deploy to conduct train, advise, and assist (TAA) missions. Without question, these efforts have been fruitful. The Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group has advanced our Service’s efforts to...
  • The ability to successfully operate in an increasingly contested maritime domain is one of the key factors the Marine Corps highlights to meet the many demands of the future operating environment. To meet this mandate and remain fully prepared to support the geographic combatant commander (GCC) and...
  • Expeditionary resuscitative surgical systems (ERSS) are highly mobile teams composed of medical professionals that are forward deployed as surgical support for military missions. ERSS have been set up on mobile traditional and non-traditional amphibious platforms and provided to allow expeditionary...
  • The escalation of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, two of the most prominent states in the Middle East, signifies continued instability and competition for regional dominance throughout the Persian Gulf. 1 Direct war between the two states is unlikely because of numerous factors: the oil-...
  • Imagine the young infantry officer who, in his first Vietnam combat engagement, experiences overwhelming success against a numerically superior enemy force. Like his grunts, he has been instilled with historic Marine combat victories, but now, he has suddenly experienced victory firsthand! After...
  • Over my last eight and a half years in the Marine Corps, I have read MCDP 1, War fighting, no less than five times. I have also been a part of four different units. So, every time I have checked into a new unit, I have been asked to re-read MCDP 1, Warfighting . The beautiful thing about this 96-...
  • As an institution, our primary purpose is to train, man, and equip our forces to serve in a MAGTF “as part of a naval expeditionary force or as part of a larger joint or combined force.” 2 We are bound by law to organize, train, and equip ourselves to seize and defend advanced naval bases in...

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