Accession Number : AD1048101

Title :   Identity Crisis between the Wars: How Doctrine Shaped the Marine Corps after World War I and Vietnam

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Personal Author(s) : Jensen,Rebecca W ; Gentry,Keil

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Report Date : 21 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Doctrine is developed to serve as a template for military operations.The effect of doctrine is to influence how military Services and members thinkabout, and fight, wars. In the U.S. Marine Corps, two significant doctrinal publications,the Tentative Landing Operations Manual (1934) and Warfighting (1989),were written to change Service culture in a manner that reflected external andinternal pressures on the Corps. This article examines these two publicationsagainst existing definitions of effective doctrine, and considers the role doctrineplayed in shaping Service culture in the Marine Corps using the landingmanual and Warfighting as examples

Descriptors :   Marine Corps , military doctrine , amphibious warfare , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , military operations , Warfighting , professional military education , MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS , MARINE CORPS TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE