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Marine Corps Research Topics AY 2019-2020

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 or if you would like a digital copy of the papers, please contact the Research Librarian by calling 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 2019 - 2020

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 JPRTD is the JPME Prospective Research Topics Database, which provides prospective research topics for students attending advanced military study programs and intermediate and senior services schools.  If you are unable to access the PRTD, check your browser settings.

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

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