Accession Number:

ADA510299

Title:

Marine Corps Losing Focus on Medium Lift Mission

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Due to its inherent flexibility and expeditionary nature, the Marine Corps finds itself at the forefront of a modern day shift toward distributed operations. This projection of combat power is due, in large part, to its ability to conduct attacks into hostile territory using medium lift assault helicopters as a platform of maneuver. The Marine Corps is slowly losing this capability due to its narrow operational focus, lack of training in an expeditionary environment, and backing an inadequate replacement to its aging fleet of medium lift helicopters.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Helicopters
  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE