What is an Urgent Need: “An urgent need is an exceptional request from a Navy or Marine Corps component commander for an additional warfighting capability critically needed by operating forces conducting combat or contingency operations.”
“Failure to deliver the capability requested is likely to result in the inability of units to accomplish their missions or increases the probability of casualties and loss of life.”
"Who approves an Urgent Universal Need Statement (Urgent UNS)? An Urgent UNS is Certified by a Commander of Marine Forces (COMMARFOR) and Validated as mission-critical by DC, CD&I."
Urgent Needs PRocess Overview