Past Programs & Outreach
Joint Operational Planning Course (JOPC) – In 2012, at the request of the Czech Republic to fill a gap in their ability to send their military members to the NATO planning process course, the MIG took an existing planning exercise and modified it to teach Stability Operations and took a Mobile Training Team (MTT) to the Czech Republic to teach critical thinking, decision-making and the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) to both Czech and Slovak Officers. For FY16, the MIG supported the Marine Corps Command and Staff Course in executing the JOPC. The JOPC is executed once per fiscal year.
Saudi Senior Leader Seminar (SSLS) – At the request of the Commander of the Marine and Naval Special Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the MIG developed and delivered a Saudi Senior Leaders Seminar designed to reflect the educational areas of MCU’s Strategy and Policy Course (SPC). The SSLS was a three week program developed to address the need for ongoing formal PME between O-6 (top level school) and O-8 (senior level development program) levels. The SSLS was intended to refresh and educate KSA Flag Officers at the intersection of operational art and the strategic level of war while enhancing their confidence in staff and planning operations with English as the operational language while conducting US/Saudi/Coalition operations. The SSLS was executed in December, 2015.
MCU Red Team – The MIG Director also serves as the academic and administrative supervisor for the MCU Red Team. As a part of the MIG, the MCU Red Team is responsible for developing, instructing and updating Red Team Curriculum for Marine Corps University’s across all PME venues. It serves as MCU’s Team/Decision Support Analysis Team and develops and provides guidance and recommendations to the Commanding General by providing critiques and alternatives to Staff assumptions, strategies, plans, concepts, programs, projects, and processes. The Red Team also provides analytic support and assessments on Service Level plans and exercises for MCCDC and its MSEs. Additionally, the MCU Red Team also provides coordination with elements of MCCDC and its MSEs, MARFORs, Joint and Interagency partners (CIA, DIA, DoS, DHS) and ensures alignment of Red Team training and education, product development, research efforts and analysis of cultural and intelligence materials with Joint and Interagency partners.