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Force 2020: Will it be Smart Enough?
MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING (SAW)
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Given the proliferation of new technology and new threats across a wide spectrum throughout the department of defense, an analysis is in order to ensure that the force coming into the service, particularly the Marine Corps, is of adequate mental capacity to properly leverage technological advances in the year 2020. Simply put, is the force we are currently recruiting going to be intelligent enough to maximize the developments in technology and deal with new threats in 2020 This study will be conducted in three sections. First, the historical and current quality of the force will be reviewed for both DOD and the Marine Corps. The next section will take a look at the future of war, in an effort to determine just how smart the force will need to be. Lastly, a third section will complete a comparison of the projected 2020 force with future war requirements will allow for a synthesis, which will lead to conclusions and recommendations. Specifically, this paper will focus on entry level accession information for recruits who have enlisted, shipped to, and completed basic recruit training, and have graduated from military occupational specialty MOS training.
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