USMC Community Lead
In accordance with MCO 5200.28 Marine Corps Modeling & Simulation Management: "The Director, Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD), MCCDC shall be the community lead for Analysis M&S." OAD acts as the focal point for analysis M&S coordination and represents analysis on the Marine Corps M&S IPT. As such the MC M&S analysis community IPT representative seeks feedback from across the community to include OAD, P&R PA&E and I&L Divisions on topics relevant to analyses to ensure USMC interests and equities are adequately addressed within the DoD Analysis Community and the DoD M&S Community.
The Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD) is the Marine Corps' focal point for operations research, analytic support and studies management. It provides critical support to the operating forces and the Expeditionary Force Development System by blending a comprehensive understanding of military operations with advanced analytic and decision-making tools, to include a wide range of computer-based models and combat simulations.
The Programs and Resources (P&R) Department is the principal staff agency responsible to the Commandant of the Marine Corps for developing and defending the Marine Corps financial requirements, policies, and programs. Program Assessment & Evaluation (PA&E) will provide independent, resource informed, enterprise wide decision support to USMC senior leadership to align DOD and USMC strategic objectives with CMC Title 10 responsibilities.
The Installations and Logistics (I&L) Department is the principle staff agency responsible to the Commandant of the Marine Corps for developing and defending the Marine Corps installations and logistics requirements, policies, and programs. Logistics Operations Analysis Branch (LX) is responsible to DC I&L for the identification, development, prioritization, induction, performance and governance of installations and logistics operations analysis that support I&L Department decision making.
The Analysis Community invests in M&S tools, data, and services and is currently maintaining M&S activities that relate to DoD challenges in IW, Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstitution; IO, and Cyber-warfare; Deterence; and Human, Social Cultural Behavior.
Although services maintain a continued vested interest in campaign analysis, OSD CAPE no longer plans to develop/include campaign level simulation and associated databases (ie STORM output) as part of future-year SSA (Support for Strategic Analysis) baseline products.
Analysis community M&S services, tools and data are posted on the JDS website M&S Tools Registry (CAC required).