The Marine Corps service planning process--the continual forging and tempering of the sword
Hilliker, Terry Lee.
Jesson, William Steven
Roberts, Nancy C.
Summers, Donald E.
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This thesis will examine, describe, and analyze the Marine Corps service planning process to determine the extent that it is strategic associated with strategic management. This will be followed by a synopsis of military structures and processes, as well as the external and internal influences which make up the ever changing backdrop for the Marine Corps service planning process. Finally, the Marine Corps service planning process, which encompasses the informal and formal processes that steer the actions, thinking, and planning efforts of the Marine Corps, will be described and analyzed to determine its strategic value and effectiveness.
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