This paper simply seeks to outline a clear path for U.S. Marine Corps policy makers to follow as they attempt to use C2 as a force multiplier in future conflicts. This is of paramount importance because in this Post Cold-War era, our forces will shrink and we shall fight with the Reagan-era weapons we have in 1993 for somewhere between 10 and 30 years into the future. We cannot afford to squander anything. And, we cannot afford to spend our way out of any future acquisition crisis either. So, joint, interoperable, cost-effective C2 systems seem to be essential to smart, joint warfighting into the 21st century.