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Marine Air Ground Task Force Rear Area Security (RAS) Study

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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The studys objective was to determine concepts, measures, and procedures to improve Marine Air Ground Task Force MAGTF rear area security RAS without degrading overall combat capability. The MAGTF elements on which improvements focused were command, combat service support, and aviation ground support organizations normally located to the rear of combat elements. The examination of the threat was done by using three representative situations to examine RAS in a realistic context. Input to the study analysis by expert opinion came from Army, Navy, Air Force, FBI, and Royal Marine representatives as well as active duty Marine Corps Officers. The areas of concern examined by the experts covered the spectrum of warfare. The most significant of the analytical results was that improvements in training represented the dominant percentage of utility 51, with personnel and organizational improvement scouring 25 and equipment enhancements 24. The conclusions concerning the postulated courses of actions were that the Marine Corps make marginal changes in doctrine, to include the publishing of a single document that would collect the variety of principles and specific factors influencing effective RAS tables of organization and equipment, and in training mission performance standards MPS that will improve the capability of combat service support and aviation service support elements.


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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]