Accession Number : ADA589455


Title :   A Marine Corps Interwar Period Analysis and Implications for Today


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Gordon D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA589455


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : As the Marine Corps finishes twelve years of combat, it is entering into another interwar period. Significant lessons can be learned from studying the post-World War I and post-Vietnam War interwar periods. These lessons are framed along the three phases that constitute an interwar period. Additionally, the doctrine, organization, material, leadership & education, and personnel pillars must be applied during the appropriate phases to successfully navigate the interwar period. The desired endstate of navigating an interwar period is a force that is transformed with a new vision, high quality personnel, updated doctrine and organization, and the material solutions to support the vision. Success in an interwar period is defined as a force that can conduct combat operations during the interwar period while going through transformation, and results in a force that is victorious in the next major conflict.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PLANNING , *MILITARY HISTORY , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , EDUCATION , FIRST WORLD WAR , LEADERSHIP , LESSONS LEARNED , MILITARY DOCTRINE , PERSONNEL , VIETNAM , VISION , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE