Accession Number:

ADA222249

Title:

Maneuver Warfare and Marine Corps Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

With the publication of FMFM-1 on the 6th of March, 1989 Maneuver Warfare officially became the Marine Corps doctrine for warfighting. This doctrine is still not well understood Corps wide and is certainly not understood in the context of employment of Marine Air Ground Task Forces. This study has a target audience of U.S. Marines and has been written based on a Marines understanding of maneuver warfare concepts. This seeks to examine maneuver warfare as it applies to Marines today. Initially, the study examines the role military history, particularly the German experience, has had in the formation of the concepts associated with maneuver warfare. The study also addresses the responsibility of the commander as this responsibility applies to maneuver warfare concepts and techniques. Further, this study examines the applicability of maneuver warfare to the Marine Air Ground Task Force. Additionally, the study assesses the impact of maneuver warfare doctrine on Marine Aviation and in turn the impact Marine Aviation can have on this philosophy of warfighting. Finally, conclusions are drawn based on this study. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE