Admiral Mike Gilday’s December 2019 FragO asserts a vision of innovation in warfighting and improved integration between the Navy and Marine Corps as the key to winning the future fight. The Chief of Naval Operations outlined a continued focus on great power competition and leaves in place his predecessor’s Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Version 2.0. The documents prescribe continued development of the distributed maritime operations (DMO), expeditionary advanced base operations (EABO), and littoral operations in a contested environment (LOCE) concepts. These will improve integration, increase distribution of forces, and enhance maneuver to gain the advantage against adversaries.
1. Lisle A. Rose, Power at Sea, Volume 3: A Violent Peace, 1946-2006 (University of Missouri, 2006).