Integration of Intelligence Into Professional Military Education   [open pdf - 148KB]

This study reviews the ongoing changes that are being implemented in the intelligence community of the United States Marine Corps, and examines the relevant implications for professional military education at Marine Corps University. One of the basic premises of the approved changes in intelligence doctrine, structure, and training was that Marines would understand the role that they played in the intelligence cycle. However, an instructional plan was never developed that was capable of accomplishing that end. After the analysis, recommendations are provided concerning what type of courses need to be taught, the best approach for the university to teach them effectively, other concerns that may have not been previously examined, and a recommendation for further review of enlisted and non-resident education. This fiscal year, Marine Corps University will be gaining additional intelligence instructors, assigned to each of the major professional military education schools. This research paper offers a starting point for their employment, as well as some concerns that should be addressed by directors of schools, deans of academics, Marine Corps University operations, and MCCDC. Headquarters Marine Corps has directed that intelligence instruction be integrated into our professional military education curriculums. This paper provides the first formal study of how to accomplish that directive." - Executive Summary

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