Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

 

Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Combat Development and Integration

Quantico, VA
Marines with the Ist Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF)are working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory from Quantico, Virginia in an Expeditionary Force-21 Limited Objective Experiment (LOE) intended to provide a better understanding of the capabilities and requirements needed in the next generation light infantry vehicle. The Marines are wrapping up training at Camp Pendleton before moving up the coast to Fort Hunter Liggett where a several weeks-long experiment will be conducted.
Loaded Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) for EF-21 LOE-1
Marines with the Ist Marine Expeditionary Force(IMEF)are working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory from Quantico, Virginia in an Expeditionary Force-21 Limited Objective Experiment (LOE) intended to provide a better understanding of the capabilities and requirements needed in the next generation light infantry vehicle. The Marines are wrapping up training at Camp Pendleton before moving up the coast to Fort Hunter Liggett where a several weeks-long experiment will be conducted.
Marines from The Basic School (TBS) participate in determining the effectiveness of unloading and loading munitions from the M1161 Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV).
Assessing effectiveness of M1161 Growler ITV
Marines from The Basic School (TBS) participate in determining the effectiveness of unloading and loading munitions from the M1161 Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV).
BGen Kevin Killea (left) and BGen Julian Alford (right) stand at attention as the colors are marched on during the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Change of Command Ceremony Thursday June 18, 2015.
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Change of Command
BGen Kevin Killea (left) and BGen Julian Alford (right) stand at attention as the colors are marched on during the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Change of Command Ceremony Thursday June 18, 2015.
Marines from The Basic School (TBS) participate in determining the effectiveness of unloading and loading munitions from the M1161 Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV).
Determining effectiveness of M1161 Growler ITV
Marines from The Basic School (TBS) participate in determining the effectiveness of unloading and loading munitions from the M1161 Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV).
U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. Joseph Dunford sits with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, May 6, 2015. The CMC met with the Marines and the civilians of the command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline A. Garcia/ Released)
MCWL (Futures Directorate) Visit
U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. Joseph Dunford sits with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, May 6, 2015. The CMC met with the Marines and the civilians of the command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline A. Garcia/ Released)
U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. Joseph Dunford sits with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, May 6, 2015. The CMC met with the Marines and the civilians of the command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline A. Garcia/ Released)
MCWL (Futures Directorate) Visit
U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. Joseph Dunford sits with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, May 6, 2015. The CMC met with the Marines and the civilians of the command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline A. Garcia/ Released)
LtCol James Richardson and GySgt Joe Perera troubleshooting the Modular Advanced Armed Autonomous Robotic System (MAARS). MAARS is one of the unmanned systems the Marine Corps had on display at the expo.
MAARS
LtCol James Richardson and GySgt Joe Perera troubleshooting the Modular Advanced Armed Autonomous Robotic System (MAARS). MAARS is one of the unmanned systems the Marine Corps had on display at the expo.
Capt James Pineiro, the Futures Directorate's Science and Technology Ground Combat Element Branch Head, talks to a visitor about the Marine Corps systems on display and the work being done within Futures Directorate with unmanned systems.
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Capt James Pineiro, the Futures Directorate's Science and Technology Ground Combat Element Branch Head, talks to a visitor about the Marine Corps systems on display and the work being done within Futures Directorate with unmanned systems.
Marine Corps Security Environment Forecast
 

Marine Corps Security Environment Forecast Published

The 2015 MCSEF provides a current snapshot of Futures Directorate's continual examination of the deep future. It examines global patterns and trends, develops insight on the character of future conflict, and outlines four plausible world futures: a baseline future, two alternative futures, and a "preferred" future. 

Visit our Futures Assessment Division page for more information

Mission

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory identifies future challenges and opportunities, develops warfighting concepts, and comprehensively explores options in order to inform how we operate and fight in the future.

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Brigadier General Julian D. Alford

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