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USMC seeks intellectual edge in training for the post-industrial age

6th March 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego


The USMC is shifting its vision on training to better reflect global realities. The need for new thinking was outlined this week during AFCEA West 2020 by MajGen William Mullen, head of USMC Training and Education Command.

Mullen was quick to acknowledge the shift in training philosophy. Paraphrasing an observation by MajGen Mick Ryan, Commander of the Australian Defence College, he said: ‘With everything going on out there in the world today, we can no longer count on a technological edge.’

Mullen added: ‘We certainly can’t count on a quantitative edge, but what we’re going to be able to count

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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