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The purpose of this article is to associate the practicality of operating within the Department of Defense (DoD) an acquisition process in the same manner used to plan to fight the enemy. Nestled within the tenets of the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP), Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 5-1...
I've spent most of my career viewing the Corps’ interest in diversity with skepticism. It started when I was an Officer Selection Officer. Each year, I was assigned a mission that included the procurement of officer candidates who met various diverse criteria. A certain number of officer candidates...
The Marine Corps may believe it has won the opening battle of an inter-Service war. In reality, it is floating in the tide of larger forces that may leave it and the rest of the U.S. military behind in the face of a multipolar world and technological change. The Corps’ new conceptual document,...

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Mar 24, 2015 | Okinawa
U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Throughout this year, we are commemorating the final battles of World War II, and for Marines in particular, we are commemorating the final battles in the Pacific theater of war. In February, we commemorated...