Accession Number : ADA264141


Title :   MEU(SOC) and CINC's


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Van Dyke, Anthony E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264141.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The Special Operations Capable Marine Expeditionary Unit is analyzed to confirm the validity of the MEU(SOC) concept in the evolving new world order and in support of the current National Military Strategy. The organization and missions of the MEU(SOC) are described to provide background for a detailed examination of those enduring characteristics of the MEU(SOC) which give it operational and strategic applicability. The environment that is most probable for the employment of military force is also discussed.' Limitations inherent to the MEU(SOC) are analyzed as well as factors that may impact on the use of MEU(SOC)s in the future. The National Military Strategy's requirement for a credible, highly flexible power projection capability validates the MEU(SOC) concept; the operational commitment of MEU(SOC)s worldwide in 1990-1993 validated their operational utility'. Budget restraints in addition to a more open dialect between the CINC and the MEU(SOC) will be factors in the MEU(SOC)'s future....MEU(SOC), CINC, Operational utility strategic employment.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY STRATEGY , REQUIREMENTS , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , EMPLOYMENT , LIMITATIONS , MISSIONS , BACKGROUND , RESTRAINT , POWER , BUDGETS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , DIALECTS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE