March 14, 2014

Envisioning Strategic Options: Comparing Alternative Marine Corps Structures

By Frank G. Hoffman and G. P. Garrett

In "Envisioning Strategic Options,"  LtCol Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR (Ret.) and Col G. P. Garrett, USMC (Ret.) lay out some alternative Marine Corps structures to stimulate a debate. The authors note that "the current service guidance and literature reflect an effort to institutionalize lessons learned from the past decade and a strong interest in getting back to sea." The paper analyzes different force designs that produce different capability/capacity mixes aligned with the projected drivers of the future strategic environment.

Authors

  • Frank G. Hoffman

  • G. P. Garrett

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