The mission of DC I is to align and integrate information-related capabilities by developing and supervising plans, policies, and guidance for all IE Ops. DC I identifies requirements for doctrine, manpower, training, education, and matériel concerning IE Ops while advocating for relevant functions of the MAGTF with service, naval, joint, interagency, intelligence community, and coalition partners. The functions of DC I enable the Marine Corps to win in and through any information-contested environment. In addition, in support of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and his Title 10 responsibilities, DC I serves as the principal advisor regarding all matters associated with IE Ops and is the principal spokesperson regarding Marine Corps IE Ops programs, requirements, and strategies throughout the DoN and the DoD.
Primary Method and Focus
DC I will design and implement a MCIEE and concept of operations focused on real-world advanced threats. Through the MCIEE, DC I will improve the MAGTF’s ability to sense, understand, and act in and through the IE. Additional objectives under the purview of DC I include:
- developing an “objective network” designed and employed to assure MAGTF Command and Control (C2) as well as to defeat advanced adversary threats
- informing combat development, programming
- budgeting, acquisition, readiness, and management
- implementing flexible, responsive, and adaptive C2 policies, organization, and procedures;
- developing a vigorous, well-trained, and integrated MCIEE workforce
- augmenting and implementing opportunities for innovation
- maximizing the relevance of the IE across the full range of military operations
The Marine Corps and MAGTF will create asymmetric, competitive advantages over peer threats across all phases of a naval and joint campaign. To achieve this end, the Marine Corps increases MAGTF lethality, survivability, decision making, speed of combat power over time (i.e., tempo), and influence; strengthens support of establishment resilience as well as naval integration and interoperability of the allies and the joint force; and increases capabilities of the “objective network” in a contested environment.