|The organization chart the Corps needs to change.|
In 1991 and 2002 the Marine Corps Gazette published two articles that directly relate to [the current] downsizing of the U.S. Marine Corps while retaining a viable capability to seek out, close with and destroy the enemy.
The 1st was titled: "Twelve Brigades: A Blueprint for the Future" - which was published in April 1991 and discussed how the Corps could restructure itself in a regionally focused MEB-Centric Fighting Force capable of a wide range of operations.
The 2nd was titled: "Let's Organize and Train As We Would Fight" - which was published in October 2002 and made an excellent case for restructuring the MEFs into MAGTF-Centric vice MSC-Centric organizations.
I realize that to some, these essays are blasphemy but the simple fact of the matter is that our [future] budgets will be cut - ergo we, as a Corps of Marines, need to do our utmost to shape events rather that react to 'em. . . . And best way to begin that process is to think "out of box" - just like the authors of these two fine essays.
Tien len! Muon doc lap phai do mau!
Paul L. Stokes, Major USMC, Retired
Director of Operations
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
29 Palms, CA 92278-8281