The School of Advanced Warfighting provides a follow-on, graduate-level professional military education for selected field grade officers who have completed the Marine Corps or sister service command and staff college course. The course develops complex problem solving and decision making skills that can be used to improve the warfighting capabilities of an organization at the operational level of war.
The School’s intent is to concentrate – in selected field grade officers – decision-making and complex problem solving experience at the operational level of war using historical and contemporary issues as a framework and a building-block approach. In so doing, these officers are preparing for appropriate high-impact, MEF-level and higher service, joint and multinational billets. Distinctive, positive, long-term influence in both command and staff billets is anticipated.