Accession Number:

ADA499463

Title:

Expanding the Role of a Company Commander in a COIN Environment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Counterinsurgency operations COIN require leaders to be pentathletes warfighters, info gatherers, infrastructure builders, humanitarians. This is the reason for which the current manifestation of counterinsurgency COIN warfighting is a combination of military, intelligence, and government agencies. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, maneuver units, special operations forces, civil affairs specialists, psychological operations detachments, international development agencies, and intelligence and advisory elements all operate simultaneously along the same lines without synchronizing effects among parallel units or commands. In a COIN environment, in order to obtain support among the population and build trust the company commander must expand his role beyond the military to include civilian operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE