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MSGID/GENADMIN/DC CDI QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/PUBLICATION AND AVAILABILITY OF THE TENTATIVE MANUAL FOR EXPEDITIONARY ADVANCED BASE OPERATIONS//
NARR/REF (A) IS MARINE CORPS PRINTING AND PUBLICATIONS REGULATIONS//
POC1/A. HENDERSON/COL/MCWL/DIRECTOR/CAP DIV/TEL: COMM (703) 784-1101/EMAIL: ANTHONY.HENDERSON@USMC.MIL//
POC2/J. BERRY/CIV/MCWL/DIRECTOR/CONCEPTS/TEL: COMM (703) 432-8141/EMAIL: JOHN.BERRY@USMC.MIL//
POC3/T. HORD/MAJ/MCWL/PLANNER/TEL: COMM (703) 784-3610/EMAIL: TRAVIS.HORD@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration has published the Tentative Manual for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (TM EABO), dated 29 January 2021. TM EABO and websites for feedback and assessments are available via the following links:
1.a. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) Website: https:(slash)(slash) mcwl.marines.mil/tmeabo
1.b. NIPR Assessment Page: https:(slash)(slash)intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/mcwl/TMEABOAssessment
1.c. SIPR Assessment Page: https:(slash)(slash)intelshare.intelink.sgov.gov/sites/mcwl/TMEABOAssessment
2. Background. TM EABO was developed as part of an iterative process to test, refine, and codify the Concept for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations that was signed in March 2019 by the Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps. The manual consists of both unclassified and classified portions that provide a baseline of information, focused on Force Design 2030, to describe how naval forces will conduct Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) across the competition continuum.
3. Purpose. The primary purpose of this first edition of TM EABO is to inform and guide live, virtual, and constructive experimentation by the Fleet Marine Force to test and refine the EABO concept and inform future force structure and capabilities. This experimentation will enable development of the detailed tactics, techniques, and procedures for the execution of EABO by the future force. Refinements to the EABO concept, through this process, are intended to lead to published doctrine in the next few years.
3.a. Secondarily, TM EABO provides a baseline of information and an educational primer on the ideas, logic, context, and terminology associated with EABO, to include planning considerations and options for force and battlespace organization. Since TM EABO is not a doctrinal publication, but a manual to drive learning through force development experimentation, it begins by teaching the foundation of EABO in the context of competing through naval campaigning, followed by planning considerations and naval command arrangements; warfighting function considerations; and a final chapter on operations.
3.b. Since current force structure and capabilities are inadequate for conducting EABO as envisioned within the approved concept, this manual describes, for experimentation and assessment purposes, the future force structure and capabilities associated with the Marine littoral regiments and the naval vessels envisioned to support and sustain this capability as well as other naval formations in the execution of EABO. In consideration of the Force Design 2030 effort, TM EABO is written agnostic of geographic region and specific platforms or technologies.
4. Assessments. All experimentation related to TM EABO will be coordinated with MCWL and is intended to ensure focus, direction and shared situational awareness. The requirement to coordinate does not in any way restrict a commander’s ability to experiment with EABO as a part of their training and exercise plans. Feedback from the Fleet Marine Force in any capacity is critical. All feedback and lessons learned from experiments related to TM EABO will be collected by MCWL through the assessments websites listed in paragraphs 1.b and 1.c and will be used to inform subsequent drafts of TM EABO.
5. Coordinating instructions. An initial distribution of 11,500 publication hard copies is underway. Units requiring additional print allocations must follow procedures identified in reference (a), paragraph 4.a.(2). For Marine Corps Publication Distribution System identification purposes, the publication control number is: 501 007704 00. TM EABO is Distribution A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
6. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
7. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Eric M. Smith, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.//