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Letter from the Editor
by: CAPT Eduardo Fernandez

From the Editor The Fall 2016 issue of the MOC Warfighter highlights recent events in the 5th and 6th Fleet OPAREAs and the role Command and Control has played. CAPT Brendan McLane leads our MOC Updates from MOC Directors column with an update on the challenging OPTEMPO currently occurring within the 6th Fleet area and how this has affected the MOC battle rhythm.

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Letter from the Editor
by: CAPT Eduardo Fernandez

From the Editor The Fall 2016 issue of the MOC Warfighter highlights recent events in the 5th and 6th Fleet OPAREAs and the role Command and Control has played. CAPT Brendan McLane leads our MOC...
COMSIXTHFLT UPDATE
by: CAPT Brendan McLane, 6th Fleet MOC Director

Multiple pieces in recent Proceedings have already testified to the accelerating pace of operations in SIXTH FLEET, so I will not expound on this trend and merely state that both HST and IKE CSGs have...
The MOC`s Role in the Composite Warfare Organization
by: Professor Paul Schmidle

The purpose of this article is to highlight the potential role of the fleet commander in implementing the composite warfare structure within his maritime forces.
Déjà vu All Over Again: What Can MOCs Learn from the 2016 IRGCN Seizure of US Patrol Craft?
by: Prof. Sean P. Henseler, US Naval War College

The January 2016 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) seizure of two US patrolboats inside the territorial sea of Farsi Island was strikingly reminiscent of their seizure of twoBritish rigid...
The Primacy of COG in Planning: Getting Back to Basics
by: Professor Steven D. Kornatz

Center of gravity (COG) continues to be a popular topic in military journals, blogs, and lectures. Many recent discussions have tended to be ambivalent at best toward the value of the concept of COG.

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