Accession Number:

ADA061544

Title:

Structuring the Marine Corps for the 1980's and 1990's,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Suggestions have been made to alter the structure of the Marine Corps to enable it to conduct armored warfare in a NATO scenario. The author examines these proposals using techniques of consistency and trend analysis. He concludes that a NATO-structured Marine Corps would be inconsistent with a force designed to meet more probable Third World contingencies. On the other hand, he suggests certain adjustments in reserve structure and force capabilities to ensure successful employment in Europe, as well as in other contingencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE