List the roles and functions of the Marine Corps
(1) Provide Fleet Marine Forces of combined arms, together with supporting air components, for service with the fleet in the seizure of advanced naval bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign.
(2) Develop, in coordination with the other Military Services, the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and equipment employed by landing forces in amphibious operations.
Describe the philosophy of the Marine Corps doctrine
(1) Make American marines by recruiting, training and retaining quality citizens.
(2) Optimize corps operating forces/unique capabilities to respond to complex spectrum of crises.
(3) Capitalize on information experimentation and technology to succeed in 21st century.
List the core competencies of the Marine Corps
(1) War fighting culture and dynamic decision making.
(2) Expeditionary forward operations.
(3) Sustainable and interoperable littoral power projection.
(4) Combined arms integration.
(5) Forcible entry from the sea.
*** NOT GUARDING EMBASSIES
Explain the concept of the combined arms
(1) Simultaneous use of weapon systems that complement each other to achieve results the systems cannot obtain independently
*** Ex: complementary use of the automatic weapon and grenade launcher within a fire team
Explain the concept of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF)
Has a Commander and usual staff functions of admin, intel, operations, logistics, and comm. Ground combat has infantry, artillery, mechanized, and amphibious, where air combat has helicopter and fighters. *** Equivalent to an AEF
6. Identify the different types of MAGTF's
(A) MEF - Marine Expeditionary Force - designed for major theater war - 20-90K.
(B) MEB - Marine Expeditionary Brigade - designed for smaller-scale contingencies - 3-20k.
(C) MEU - Marine Expeditionary Unit - promote peace & stability - 1.5-3k.
Summarize the Marine Corps' perspective on the employment of air and space power
(A) MAGTF CC will make sorties available to the JFC for tasking through the JFACC for air defense, long-range interdiction and long range reconnaissance.
(B) MAGTF CC recognizes there is one battle and it is the JFCs.
(C) Marines prefer Marine air, but will gladly utilize any services air power allocated to their use. *** Due to the criticality of air to the Marine basic warfighting philosophy, a MAGTF commander is not likely to offer sorties for other uses.