Accession Number : ADA266911


Title :   Operational Art and the Marine Expeditionary force (MEF)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Kopf, Peter D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266911.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : Recent regional contingencies involving Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTF) have increasingly pointed to the need for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) to embrace the concepts and fundamentals related to not only the tactical level, but the additional capability to assimilate the tenets of the operational level of war. The concepts and doctrine related to the MEF headquarters fully embellishing the notions of operational art remains in the formulative stages. General Gray's primer on the subject, in the form of FMFM 1-1 Campaigning, was the opening shot related to this initiative. It was a good point of departure, but a long way from resolving the thorny issues which currently inhibit the MEF full implementation of interactive skills at the operational level.... Operational Art, MEF, MAGTF, Operational Design, JTF, Warfighting, Functions Integration & Synchronization


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *TASK FORCES , FUNCTIONS , INTEGRATION , DOCTRINE , OPENINGS , PRIMERS , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE