21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Organization of Marine Corps Forces - Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 5-12D
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual provides general information on the mission, concept of employment, organization, and equipment of the Marine Corps forces. More
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual provides general information on the mission, concept of employment, organization, and equipment of the Marine Corps forces.
This publication addresses the mission, organization, equipment, and concept of employment of Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and the Marine Corps Reserve, as well as subordinate organizations thereof. This publication should be considered only a guide based on current Marine Corps tables of organization and equipment, and not as a replacement for those tables. This reference publication is primarily intended for Marine commanders, their staffs, and Marine Corps training and education institutions, although all Marines may find it useful. It may also prove valuable to joint force commanders and their staffs in planning and executing operations involving Marine Corps forces.
The Marine Corps, within the Department of the Navy, is organized as a general purpose "force in readiness" to support national needs. Deploying for combat as combined-arms Marine air-ground task forces (MAGTFs), the Marine Corps provides the National Command Authorities (NCA) with a responsive force that can conduct operations across the spectrum of conflict. Recent events continue to highlight the Navy-Marine Corps team's key national security role. Sea-based, combat ready, forward deployed naval forces have been involved in more than 28 major military operations since 1995. Whether responding to natural disasters or to the specter of regional aggression, Navy and Marine forces provide self-contained and self-sustained air, land, and sea strike forces, operating from a protected sea base, that can be tailored to meet any contingency.
As a bonus, this reproduction includes the Marine Corps Manual, the basic publication of the United States Marine Corps issued by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and approved by the Secretary of the Navy - sold separately for $7.99. It is a regulatory publication for the Department of the Navy as defined in U.S. Navy Regulations. The Marine Corps Manual is designed primarily for use by Marine Corps commanders and their staffs, Navy officers exercising command over Marines, the staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the staffs of the bureaus and offices of the Navy Department. Contents: Chapter 1 - General Administration And Management * Chapter 2 - Manpower * Chapter 3 - Operations And Readiness * Chapter 4 - Logistics