Two Marines have asked and answered two questions: “What impact will the team leader, squad leader, platoon commander, and company commander have in the Marine Corps’ future? What can the small-unit leader do to make a difference within the organization?” A base to their answer is the belief that leaders should interact more with the Navy for future maritime operations. Also, small unit leaders need clear direction that is understood by everyone in order to effectively work together and utilize technology at their disposal. This similarly shows through when external influence is exercised, rather than just external control. The theory of the chaos imperative is necessary in order to shape the future of the Marine Corps and Navy.
The Crossroads of Special Operations