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Logistics in the Marine Expeditionary Force: Supporting the Future Fight

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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Where Marine Corps logistics units are assigned and arrayed within the Marine Expeditionary Force MEF must be reexamined to meet the demands of the envisioned future fight. The ability to fight in a close, confined, and potentially contested environment is predicated on responsive logistics. The Marine Corps must evaluate the responsiveness and flexibility of logistics capability in the MEF, and whether changes in force structure meet the Commandant of the Marine Corps top priority of force design. The Marine Corps must realign logistics capability internally to the MEF to fully adhere to the strategic guidance articulated in the 2018 National Defense Strategy NDS, 2019 Commandants Planning Guidance, and Force Design 2030. The Marine Corps ability to conduct high-end crisis response against near-peer or pacing threat is diminished given the current organization of the MEF. This is even more evident when considering the NDSs global operating model and the requirement for the Marine Corps to operate within both the contact and blunt layers throughout the Indo-Pacific Area of Responsibility.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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[A, Approved For Public Release]