Alert and Ready: An Organizational Design Assessment of by Christopher Paul

By Christopher Paul

Over the previous decade, specifically, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) intelligence has needed to tailor its association to satisfy the evolving calls for of the operational setting. This has led to a couple of advert hoc preparations, practices, and firms. A vast evaluate of the organizational layout of USMC intelligence tested the best way to align it successfully and successfully with present and destiny missions and functions.

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In addition to the valuable holistic insights drawn from conducting the interviews and reviewing the transcripts (which supported our understanding of the “as-is” organization of USMC intelligence and our analysis of organizational alternatives), we sought to conduct a more structured analysis using software for the management and coding of qualitative data. ti enables the analyst to select any segment of a document (in this case, notes from the interviews) and assign it to one or more user-defined categories.

Chapter Three Current Organization of Marine Corps Intelligence This chapter describes the current organization of USMC intelligence. ” USMC intelligence manpower and units are housed at the headquarters level (called the supporting establishment) and in operational forces consisting of several forces-level commands and their subordinate units. Operational emphasis is placed on the MAGTF, which comprises forces organized by task under a single commander and is structured to accomplish a specific mission.

Because there has been recent growth in the number of officers, and due to the closed nature of the military personnel system, the inventory of intelligence officers is more junior than that of other occupations. 3). Moreover, intelligence officers have, on average, less experience at the grade of O-3 than their counterparts. 3 3 This is an assumption based on experience with other closed-entry systems in which it takes time for new additions of large numbers of junior personnel to move through the system and gain experience in grade.

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