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The Marine Corps is a personnel-centric military organization. As such, we must ensure our ability to exploit our asymmetric advantage: the U.S. Marine. We must modernize our personnel policies in order to seek high-quality human capital and better train and educate Marines for the integrated naval force. Training and education must be focused on developing Marines for complexity and developing leaders at every echelon. We must continue our efforts towards cultural learning and emphasize quality in leadership positions. This also means managing talent to improve the return on this training and education investment in terms of managing individual talent across the Total Force regardless of MOS and improving retention. Even as we pursue greater networking of the force, we must resist the temptation to use the connectivity to centralize decision-making, and in so doing undercut our ability to take full advantage of the qualified, trained, experienced, and capable Marine.


Combat Development & Integration