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

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA QUANTICO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE