Accession Number : ADA601759


Title :   The Evolution of Current Command Relationships in Amphibious Operations Doctrine


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Finn, Ryan M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA601759


Report Date : 08 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Constant evaluation of doctrine is required to ensure the Navy and Marine Corps are properly prepared for the next conflict. The Navy and Marine Corps have a history of such evaluation and show flexibility to adapt doctrine, even during conflict as, lessons learned provided by combat operations identify revision is required. This raises the question as to whether the Marine Corps has adapted doctrine to account for any lessons learned in the last decade of conflict. Current Joint doctrine for amphibious operations does provide a high level of flexibility to achieve unity of effort under a single command while allowing the appropriate component to exercise control, relegating other components to supporting relationships. The supported and supporting framework this relationship is predicated upon, however, opens the door for interpretation and should be revised to the firm CATF/CLF relationship in use until 2001 when JP 3-02 was published.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY HISTORY , NAVY


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE