Marine Corps Operating Concepts; 3d Edition
Background. The third edition of the Marine Corps Operating Concepts (MOC) provides a conceptual guide for current and future force development and operations. Today’s complex security environment is marked by hybrid threats and a myriad of possible futures that requires an adaptable and forward deployed, multi-capable force like the Corps. You can download the full MOC text at http://www.quantico.usmc.mil/seabasing/index.htm.
The key to the direction of this newest anthology is to understand the Corps’ efforts in the following areas:
- Strategic Concept of the Corps. The 21st century Corps provides the Nation with the capability to execute two core missions: assuring littoral access and winning highly complex and difficult multifaceted operations that are often described as “small wars.”