Alert and ready : an organizational design assessment of Marine Corps intelligence / Christopher Paul [and others].
- Paul, Christopher, 1971-
- Additional Titles:
- Organizational design assessment of Marine Corps intelligence
- Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corp., 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxiv, 201 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- National Defense Research Institute (U.S.) and Rand Corporation
- www.jstor.org , Open Access
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: Approach -- ch. 3: Current organization of Marine Corps intelligence -- ch. 4: Literature on organizational design and analytic framework -- ch. 5: strategic intent and organizational assessment: USMC intelligence strategy, plans, doctrine -- ch. 6: Issue identification and analysis of data -- ch. 7: Alternative structures and their assessment -- ch. 8: Addressing remaining Marine Corps intelligence issues -- ch. 9: Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendixes.
- "As the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has grown in strength, it has needed to add intelligence capabilities. Since the end of the Cold War and, especially, since September 11, 2001, USMC intelligence has had to tailor its organization to meet the evolving demands of the operational environment. This has resulted in a number of ad hoc arrangements, practices, and organizations. A broad review of the organizational design of the USMC intelligence enterprise examined how to align it efficiently and effectively with current and future missions and functions. Specifically, the review, which included interviews with a range of USMC personnel and civilians, considered the organization of (and possible improvements to) the Intelligence Department, the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, the intelligence organizations within the Marine Expeditionary Forces (specifically, the intelligence and radio battalions), and intelligence structures in the combat elements. A comparison of 48 organizational and functional issues with a series of USMC intelligence and functional issues resulted in a series of recommendations to help improve the "fit" of USMC intelligence organizations with their environmental context. In some cases, the service would benefit not from changing its intelligence structure but by realigning it; in other areas, restructuring would lend greater efficiency and effectiveness to the USMC intelligence enterprise."--Page 4 of cover.
- Report Numbers:
- United States. Marine Corps—Organization—Evaluation
- United States. Marine Corps
- Military intelligence—United States
- HISTORY—Military—Biological & Chemical Warfare
- POLITICAL SCIENCE—Intelligence & Espionage
- Military intelligence
- Military & Naval Science
- Law, Politics & Government
- Military Administration
- United States
- 9780833052650 (electronic bk.)
0833052659 (electronic bk.)
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201).
- Funding Information:
- The research described in this report was prepared for the United States Marine Corps. The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
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