Navy and Marine Corps integration must improve so the Sea Services can compete against peer competitors in the future operating environment (FOE). For Navy officers serving in Marine Corps units, this integration is standardized with the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer (FMFWO) program and exhibited by the FMFWO insignia. While the insignia represents a level of familiarity and experience with the Marine Corps beyond that of most Navy officers, it fails to adequately prepare them. The Navy and Marine Corps must restructure the FMFWO program to develop sailors capable of seamless collaboration between the Sea Services.
Improve the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer Program
By Lieutenant Matt McGrath, U.S. Navy