Enhancing Company Operations for Real
By Colonel Vince Goulding, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Since 2007, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory has collaborated with various commands to realize the concept of enhanced company operations. Every aspect of every limited-objective
experiment related to this major project has been a calculated stepping stone to the holy grail of Marine Corps capability development: preeminence in sea-based expeditionary operations. The first experiments were the company-level intelligence cell and company-level operations center, conducted in 2007 and 2008. The latter has subsumed the former, but elements of both form the training that units now receive before deploying.