Geography and the Marine Corps at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical Levels
USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States
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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.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics