In Search of Combat Readiness in the U.S. Marine Corps.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis is an analysis of the factors that make a U.S. Marine Corps unit combat ready. It focuses upon resource readiness factors and provides a general systems view of readiness of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force MAGTF. It contains the results of a survey, of 46 Marine officers, based upon a readiness model derived from the JCS UNITREP system. The survey data was analyzed using a Bootstrap methodology, whereby quantitative values are derived from qualitative value judgements. Keywords Combat Readiness, Resource Readiness, Organizational Effectiveness.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics