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Accession Number ADA564149
Title Analytical Tools for the Application of Operational Culture: A Case Study in the Trans-Sahel.
Publication Date Mar 2011
Media Count 378p
Personal Author K. Grattan Y. Wong
Abstract Recent Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have spurred the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to more formally come to terms with the need to consider and take into account the local context within which its operations are undertaken. The Marine Corps has focused on articulating the concept of Operational Culture and incorporating it into the planning and execution of operations. The objectives of the Analytical Tools for the Application of Operational Culture: A Case Study in the Trans-Sahel Study, were to describe, evaluate, and improve the way the Marine Corps integrates Operational Culture into the planning of missions and operations. The intent was to develop and apply an Integrating Framework to help Marines distill relevant cultural knowledge and effectively map it to the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) for missions and operations. The study was sponsored by the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) and chartered to 'employ conceptual models and analytical frameworks grounded in social science and military environments to develop and apply a tool that can enhance the ability of Marines to integrate relevant Operational Culture into mission and operations planning.'.
Keywords Analytical tools
Caocl(Center for advanced operational culture learning)
Marine corps planning
Mcpp(Marine corps planning process)
Military applications

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 29 Sep 2009-31 Mar 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number M00264-06-D-0003

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