Marine Corps Recipes for Expeditionary Operations

Marine Corps Recipes for Expeditionary Operations
Royal Australian Navy photo by Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist

The U.S. Marine Corps has been refining a pair of related concepts, Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) and the overarching Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment, for the past couple years.

With the Navy now all-in on its related Distributed Maritime Operations concept – and with a new commandant of the Marine Corps focused on acquisition and training on supporting EABO and LOCE operations – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is investing in exercises this year that test out the naval force's ability to distribute its people across large swaths of land and sea – and its ability to bring the firepower, logistics and sustainment, and sea control needed to be successful despite the challenges of operating as small units far from the conveniences of a consolidated strike group at sea or land base ashore.

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