Lessons and Observations from 3d Battalion, 9th Marines December 2013
A 3/9 Marine provides security during unit formation on Forward Operating Base Geronimo, located
in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. click to read more...
Exercise EAGER LION 2013 (EL-13) December 2013
A landing craft, air cushion from Assault Craft Unit 4 lands near Aqaba, Jordan, after departing the
amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) at the conclusion of Exercise EAGER LION. click to read more...
Logistics Combat Element Transition in Operation Enduring Freedom November 2013
U.S. Marine Corps heavy equipment operator guides a tractor, rubber-tired, articulated steering,
multi-purpose vehicle while building HESCO barriers on Patrol Base Fiazel, Helmand Province,
Afghanistan. click to read more...
Marine Wing Support Squadron Operations in Operation Enduring Freedom October 2013
A U.S. Marine combat engineer with MWSS-373 (Fwd) operates a tractor, rubber-tired, articulate steering, multi-purpose
(TRAM) at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. click to read more...
The Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCCLL) actively collects, analyzes, publishes and
archives lessons learned materials to include observations, insights, lessons (OILs), trends, after
action reports (AARs) and Marine Corps lessons learned reports. These efforts support training and
planning for both exercises and operations, and the warfighting capability develpment process. MCCLL
focuses on tactics, techniques and procedures of immediate importance to the operating forces thereby
identifying gaps and best practices, and recommending solutions across the doctrine, organization,
training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) spectrum.
Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics,
Commander's Supply Management Handbook and 2d Battalion,
8th Marines and 2d Tank Battalion in Operation Enduring Freedom
“Amid the high risk and uncertainty of combat, shared experience-especially
lessons hard-earned should be promulgated laterally as quickly as possible so that
the learning curve of the entire organization is elevated by the creativity or
misfortune of the individual units.”
- MARINE CORPS VISION & STRATEGY 2025
“We will apply lessons learned from current operations to maintain an edge against ever-adapting opponents."