Accession Number:

ADA508052

Title:

Personnel Sourcing for Transition Teams

Descriptive Note:

EWS contemporary issues paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-17

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Healing a nation ravaged by counterinsurgency is an extremely complex process. It requires governance, providing essential services, economic development, training and employing host nation forces, combat operations and information operations. The United States strategy to improve a damaged nation is two pronged first by creating a positive security environment and then by enabling the return of a legitimate government that can provide law and order and essential services. U.S. military forces create a positive security environment by presence on the ground and by training, mentoring and advising host nation security forces both civil and military using transition teams. However, The USMCs current policy of manning transition teams is not conducive to winning the conflict in OEFOIF because it strips deploying units of Marines in critical billets, places inexperienced or unprepared Marines in positions of influence and fails to meet current Military Defense Strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE