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Naval Operations Concept 2010: Implementing the Maritime Strategy

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Naval Operations Concept 2010 NOC 10 describes when, where and how U.S. naval forces will contribute to enhancing security, preventing conflict and prevailing in war in order to guide Maritime Strategy implementation in a manner consistent with national strategy. The term naval and the Naval Service are used throughout this publication to encompass Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and organizations. NOC 10 describes the ways with which the sea services will achieve the ends articulated in A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower CS-21. Published in 2007, CS-21 described a set of core capabilities that added maritime security and humanitarian assistance and disaster response HADR to the traditional forward presence, deterrence, sea control, and power projection. NOC 10 does not prescribe Naval Service tactics, nor is it doctrine. Rather, it serves as a precursor to the development of both. It describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard operate together, and will be complemented by Service-specific concepts. Collectively, the ideas put forth are to be applied, tested, analyzed and refined through war games, exercises, experiments, and operational lessons learned. This innovation will ultimately inform future revisions of the NOC, as it is updated to remain relevant in the evolving security environment.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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