Advance Force Operations: The Middleweight Force's Essential Role in the Joint Operations
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The Marine Corps Effective execution of Advance Force Operations AFO are a critical component in the Marine Corps role in transitioning from pre-crisis activities PCA to crisis response. AFO are core mission to the MAGTF and consist of clandestine reconnaissance and surveillance RS Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration of Forces JRSOI Information Operations Terminal Guidance and Limited Direct Action Operations. Although Marine Corps has in fact developed comprehensive MAGTF Capabilities, it would benefit from having AFO specific doctrine and operation concepts. This doctrine would guide its conduct and synchronize its effects.
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