Accession Number:

ADA463575

Title:

The Role of the Expeditionary Strike Group in the New Maritime Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Navy-Marine Corps team continues to face new challenges in the 21st century. While traditional threats remain, the rise of transnational terrorism, trafficking in personnel, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, pandemics, natural disasters and piracy represent some of the worldwide issues which impact global safety and economic stability. The international community relies on the sea for commerce and trade, and the U.S. Navys vision of the 1000 Ship Navy is a demonstration of how global cooperation by maritime nations can help secure the worlds oceans for all. Striking a balance in the ability to cooperate across vast distances with global partners while still maintaining the ability to mass forces and project power in response to traditional threats to our National Security interests is critical in the development of the Navys new Maritime Strategy. This paper examines the role the Expeditionary Strike Group has played in maritime operations in the post-911 world and demonstrates how its inherent strengths naturally lend themselves to the needs of the Navys new vision. It will discuss the General Officer Flag Officer staff leadership model and the potential such expertise brings to the joint and coalition operating environments of the future. Additionally, it will highlight areas for improvement as the concept is solidified based on lessons learned over the past four years of operational deployments. This analysis intends to show that the Expeditionary Strike Group can play a critical role in the long-term future and merits significant consideration in the development of the new Maritime Strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE