Foreign security force advisor training, doctrine, and manning for 2015 and beyond
Spafford, Gunnar A.
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This research was conducted in coordination with Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) and recommends promulgating the survey found in Appendix F to foreign security force advisor team members during post-deployment at MCSCG. The data from the survey will provide feedback to the Basic Advisory Course (BAC) to better support the continued improvement in training and certification of teams prior to deployment. Additionally, the research found that the total compensation for one training instructor group for one BAC was $118,000 or approximately $1,180,000 to support 10 BAC classes per year. The research examined national policy and related studies to develop a common thread of engagement through advising in support of building improved partner capacity. A national level directive review established a relationship to examine training, doctrine, and manning. Advising and preparing teams for security cooperation deployment is a complicated process that affects how today’s MCSCGs are assembled and prepared. The Marine Corps needs to continue incorporating the advising team’s lessons learned to improve future counterinsurgency operations.
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