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Marine Corps Research Topics AY 2017-2018

Research Topics presented here were provided by Marine Corps commands and represent current topics of value to the operating forces.

For a listing of Paper Titles completed during AY 2010-2016 please follow the link. If you would like a digital copy of these papers, please email the Research Librarian or call 703-784-4411 (DSN 278).

Leadership Communication Skills Center​​

The Leadership Communication Skills Center is an educational support resource for the MCU community—students, faculty, and staff.

Gray Research Center

Gray Research Guides
All the sites at Gray Research Center are exceptional sources of research topic ideas and methods.

Joint Special Operations University

Special Operations Research Topics 2015

USMC Director of Intelligence Proposed Topics

USMC Director of Intelligence Proposed Topics

In an effort to align the Marine Corps intelligence Enterprise investment in the Special Education Program and Professional Military Education Programs with the real problem-solving needs of our Service, the Director of Intelligence, solicits thesis topics from operating force and supporting establishment.

JPME Prospective Research Topics Database (PRTD)

JPME Prospective Research Topics Database (PRTD)

This list provides prospective research topics, solicited from Combatant Commands, Supporting Commands, the Services, the Joint Staff, and Service Centers for Lessons Learned, for students attending advanced military study programs and intermediate and senior service schools.

Research Tools

Digital Research Tools (DiRT)

This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. They provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools.

The Breckinridge Papers

The Breckinridge Papers 

Marine Corps University has a new program to recognize outstanding PME student papers and advance their ideas into academic and defense community debate.  The Breckinridge Papers: Selected Studies from the Marine Corps University showcases Marine Corps War College, School of Advanced Warfighting, Command and Staff College, and School of Expeditionary Warfare student writing, and builds upon a strong commitment to creativity and critical thinking in PME. 

Suggest Topics for Further Research

Click here to submit a research topic that you believe would offer value through further examination. Use the form here to give details of the idea.