Corps' Values: A Matter of Principle, Morals, and Ethical Decision Making
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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Several ideas have emerged commenting on the long war and how to be successful at fighting it. Within the long war, a significant amount of decision making has been delegated to small unit leaders. Contrary to other conflicts, the long war has been characterized by strategic impacts held at the small unit leader level. Enhanced Company Operations ECO offers a good example of how decisions at the tactical level can potentially have strategic impacts. Unfortunately, the current predeployment training program PTP focuses on teaching the most recent tactics, techniques, and procedures TTPs to Marines. Based on the complexity of decisions that small unit leaders are being expected to make in the current operating environment, training in ethical decision making is necessary. The current PTP is insufficient and the Marine Corps needs to improve training in ethical decision making.
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