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OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF THE MARINE CORPS FOR OPERATIONS IN THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT

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Authors
Dewing, Henry W., Jr.
Subjects
information operations
information warfare
Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group
MIG
17XX
manpower
training requirements
training
professional military education
schoolhouse
schoolhouses
8834
graduate education
primary MOS
secondary MOS
FMOS
Information Maneuver
doctrine
Advisors
Buettner, Raymond R., Jr.
Date of Issue
2022-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The operating concepts and structure of the Marine Expeditionary Force Information Groups (MIG) evolved constantly over the first four years of its existence. To professionalize the Marine Corps approach to the Information Maneuver field, it recently developed new 17XX Marine Occupational Fields. The primary areas of focus will be command structure, manpower sourcing, training, and operational goals for the MIG. How the Marine Corps sources its manpower for the 17XX Occupational Field and Information Maneuver in general is a crucial piece to its success. The level and quality of training, the types of recruits screened, and the culture subsequently created will be as important to the Marine Corps' success as the equipment it fields. There are many steps required to develop a professional and innovative force that leads from the front in Innovation Maneuver. By reviewing the current Information Operations billets in the Marine Corps, the recent changes to the 17XX field, and best practices from across the military and private sector alike, this thesis seeks to provide recommendations to optimize future training and performance of information operations Marines. Specifically, this thesis suggests courses of action for Skill Enhancement Courses, greater foreign-language involvement in influence operations training, talent retention refinement, and publication of new warfighting and training publications to standardize Information Maneuver across the force.
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Information Sciences (IS)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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