Accession Number:

ADA508924

Title:

Company Level Intelligence Cells: A Key Enabler for Understanding the 21st Century Operating Environment

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The ability of a commander at any echelon to gain timely and accurate situational understanding SU of their area of operations is critical to mission success. Currently there is an ever-expanding dependence on small units, primarily company level and below, to operate in a distributed manner across much larger battle spaces. Higher commands are not fully meeting their intelligence requirements in a timely manner, nor at the level of detail necessary for company commanders to successfully operate in the contemporary operating environment. The Marine infantry company requires an organic capability to collect, process, and disseminate intelligence to increase their operational effectiveness in full-spectrum conflict. Infantry units require company-level intelligence cells CLIC specifically organized, trained, and equipped to address this capability gap.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE