Accession Number:

ADA513807

Title:

A Misallocation of Resources: Assigning Second Lieutenant 0203s to the Logistics Combat Element (LCE)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Most ground intelligence military occupational specialty MOS 0203 second lieutenants report to the ground combat element GCE for their first tour once they reach the operating forces. However, a number of them report to the logistics combat element LCE for their first tour in the operating forces. This is a misallocation of resources. Instead of being assigned to the LCE, second lieutenant 0203s should be initially assigned only to the GCE to follow the original intent of the Van Riper Plan, to make the best use of their infantry-centric skills, and to provide 0203s with invaluable platoon commander experience.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE