Accession Number : ADA601170
Title : Marines in the Interagency: Are We in the Right Places?
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
Personal Author(s) : Grass, Benjamin J
Report Date : 01 May 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : Marine Corps interagency participation insufficiently integrates into Marine Corps strategy to facilitate accomplishing the most likely Marine Corps missions in the coming years. This paper highlights that the Marine Corps future will consist of joint and multinational forces operating in austere environments, focused on engagement activities to build partner nation capacity, stability and reconstruction operations, and counterinsurgency missions. The most likely lines of operation that Marines will be responsible for leading or implementing are civil security, essential services, and economic development. Intelligence will be a critical factor in that success. The Corps will most frequently do this partnered with the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and their subordinate agencies and administrations. To succeed in future missions the Marine Corps must first and foremost maintain its core capabilities and expeditionary nature while increasing and realigning assignments/fellowships within the identified government departments and key civilian organizations.
Descriptors : *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , *MARINE CORPS , *MISSIONS , HOMELAND SECURITY , INTELLIGENCE , MANPOWER , ORGANIZATIONS , STABILITY
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE