Accession Number:

ADA513742

Title:

The Need for a Reconnaissance Officer MOS

Descriptive Note:

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:

Colonel Smith sighed to himself as he sat down in his Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU briefing room for the capabilities briefings on which he had been waiting all day. He already knew what information was going to be presented he was more interested in the presenters. The one to whom he was most looking forward was the MEU recon platoon commander as it was always a crap-shoot on how the young officer did. 2D Reconnaissance Battalion had sent him a brand-new second lieutenant only seven months out of Ground Intelligence Officers Course GIOC this time. He would have preferred the officer have had time as an infantry platoon commander but was just happy to have a recon platoon. Aww hell, he thought, I wish someone would just tell me what makes a Reconnaissance Officer so that I know what they should know.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE