Integrated Naval Force Structure Week

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC will be featuring articles submitted in response to our Call for Articles on integrated force structure assessment. As the Navy and Marine Corps finalize an integrated force structure assessment that looks to align concepts and development, these authors share their thoughts on how to manage uncertainty and where critical changes may be made to current forces. We thank these authors for their contributions. 

Incorporating Uncertainty into the Integrated Force Structure Assessment” by Jack McKechnie
Sacred Cows For What? Considering Force Structure Cuts to Marine Infantry” by Walker D. Mills
The Next Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: Building a Stand-In Naval Force” by Lt. Col. Roy Draa, USMC

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Featured Image: ARABIAN SEA (May 22, 2007) – Ships assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, and the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group transits through the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell)

Fostering the Discussion on Securing the Seas.