Accession Number : ADA289231

Title :   Training Tactical Level Leaders in the United States Marine Corps: Meeting the Challenges of the New World Order,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Rathgeber, David G.

PDF Url : ADA289231

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : With the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has entered into a time of global politics which has been called "The New World Order. The profound changes which this new order is causing within the U.S. government, and its military departments, has lead to the entire structure and doctrine by which the armed forces planned to deploy to be brought into question. The military is attempting to anticipate the requirements and likely scenarios which U.S. forces may meet in the future. The question considered in this study is whether or not the training programs which the Marine Corps has in place adequately train tactical leaders for the missions they are expected to face in the future.To answer the question, the direction which Marine Corps doctrine and procedures are heading, and what impact potential and actual changes can have on tactical leaders is discussed. The formal education, correspondence courses, and unit training currently available to the leader are analyzed, and compared to the expected requirements. Where disparities exist between requirements and training, recommendations are offered to assist in correcting the shortfalls. The recommendations are aimed toward helping the tactical leader be best prepared to face the challenges which the Marine Corps believes he will face.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *MARINE CORPS TRAINING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SCENARIOS, USSR, REQUIREMENTS, DEPLOYMENT, MARINE CORPS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PEACETIME, EDUCATION, THREATS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, FORECASTING, MISSIONS, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, GEOPOLITICS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, RUSSIA, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE