Accession Number:

AD1062225

Title:

Geography and the Marine Corps at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical Levels

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

In his 2010 planning guidance, the 35th Commandant sees a world in which the Marines are forward deployed and forward engaged in an increasingly complex security environment characterized by numerous inter-linked drivers of instability, including poverty, competition for resources, urbanization, overpopulation and a growing youthful demographic1. Accordingly, the Commandant recognizes the growing demand for irregular warfare capabilities and prioritizes better educating and training the Corps to succeed in distributed operations and increasingly complex environments 2. In line with this priority, geographic approaches to understanding the changing security environment,as well as the people and places where Marines deploy, are of significant operational value.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE