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By Christopher Paul

Over the earlier decade, particularly, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) intelligence has needed to tailor its association to fulfill the evolving calls for of the operational surroundings. This has ended in a few advert hoc preparations, practices, and agencies. A large assessment of the organizational layout of USMC intelligence tested tips on how to align it successfully and successfully with present and destiny missions and functions.

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The back end is organized around business units and large-scale functions. This is a dual structure in which both halves are multifunctional units. This form achieves customer responsiveness in the front and global scale in the back. The difficulty is in ensuring that the front and back are linked. This form can also be structured to provide customers with a consistent point of contact that understands their missions and needs. This habitual relationship can increase organizational effectiveness in the eyes of the customer.

The elements are the operating forces at the division, wing, and logistics levels and below. Intelligence personnel are part of the manpower component in each of these units, ranging from about 60 at the division level to around ten in an infantry battalion and even fewer in a logistics or engineer battalion. The ACE is the core element of a MAGTF that is task-organized to conduct aviation operations. The ACE is usually composed of an aviation unit headquarters and various other aviation units or their detachments.

Manpower Resources Growth Authorizations for USMC intelligence personnel increased in the early 1990s and again after September 11, 2001, as the USMC itself grew to 202,000 personnel. The intelligence structure has grown from 478 officers and 2,642 enlisted in 1994 to more than 1,050 officers and 5,170 enlisted. 6 percent of the USMC. 6 percent in FY 2009, a figure comparable to the density of intelligence personnel in the Army. S. Army organizes for intelligence. Distribution by Organization Level The CE has the majority of all intelligence manpower—officers and enlisted personnel in occupational fields 02XX and 26XX.

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