Accession Number:

ADA510298

Title:

The Increase in Training Requirements is Having an Adverse Impact on Technical MOS Proficiency

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:

16.0

Abstract:

What the Marine Corps is currently asking its Marines to accomplish is impossible. Every day, Marines throughout the Corps are asked to take on more training at the expense of maintaining proficiency in their own military occupational specialty MOS. The Marine Corps must eliminate extraneous annual and pre-deployment training requirements to allow Marines to attain proficiency with new technologies and maintain enduring MOS proficiency. The Marine Corps has too many annual, semi-annual, and predeployment training requirements. These requirements must be reduced to allow Marines to maintain a high level of technical readiness. Failure to do so will result in a unit focused solely on reportable requirements and a poor level of technical proficiency, especially on new equipment. Ultimately, technical competency ensures combat effectiveness and force protection on the battlefield.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE