In February 2009, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council approved our Command and Control (C2) Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). Our Functional Concept for C2, approved in 2009, incorporates joint integrating concepts and C2 mandates. Together, they articulate our goal of delivering an end-to-end, fully integrated, cross-functional capability, including forward deployed and reach-back functions. These emphasize that C2 must be leader-centric, network-enabled, and that individual Marines must understand their commander’s intent and be able to carry out complex operations.
The C2 ICD, Functional Concept, and the Marine Corps Information Enterprise (MCIENT) strategy described in this section will enable MAGTF commanders to exercise effective C2 and merge all warfighting functions into an effective fighting force. In addition, these programs support the ability of the MAGTFs to function in an integrated naval environment and participate in or lead joint and multi-national operations.