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Military Reference: Service-level

Military Reference: Service-level

  • AODS7: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 7th Ed.

  • MAGTF: The MAGTF Operations & Planning SMARTbook

  • MEU3: The Marine Expeditionary Unit SMARTbook, 3rd Ed.

  • The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook

  • AFOPS2: The Air Force Operations & Planning SMARTbook, 2nd Ed.

Military Reference: Multi-Service & Specialty

Joint, Strategic, Interagency, & National Security

Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

Homeland Defense, DSCA, & Disaster Response


Books in Development


MEU3: The Marine Expeditionary Unit SMARTbook, 3rd Ed.

MEU3: The Marine Expeditionary Unit SMARTbook, 3rd Ed. See a Sample
ISBN-13 :978-1-935886-79-2
ISBN-10 :1935886797
Release Date :Dec 17th, 2020
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Plastic Comb
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:336

Paperback Edition

Price: $42.95 $36.95


Digital Edition (Adobe Digital Editions)

Price: $42.95 $29.95


Bundle & Save (Paperback + Digital)

Price: $85.90 $49.90

Guide to Battle Staff Operations & the Rapid Response Planning Process

MEU3 is the third edition of the MEU SMARTbook, updated for 2020 with 34 pages of updated/additional material and a return of the original GBC plastic-comb binding. The Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) SMARTbook is designed to be a reference for MEU and PHIBRON Commanders, MEU and PHIBRON staffs and the commanders and staffs of the Major Subordinate Elements (MSE) and Naval Support Elements (NSE) of the ARG-MEU team.

The Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) is the basis for MEU staff planning. Planning is the art and science of envisioning a desired future and laying out effective ways of bringing it about. In war, planning can be essential to the ability to seize the initiative. In order to seize the initiative, we must be able to anticipate events and act purposefully and effectively before the enemy can. Planning mitigates crises by dealing with crisis situations before they reach crisis proportions.

The Rapid Response Planning Process (R2P2) is an accelerated execution of MCPP geared to Crisis Action Planning. The R2P2 process allows the MEU/PHIBRON to anticipate potential missions, create a set of standardized responses through analytical decision-making, and rehearse their responses to achieve full capability within six hours of receipt of a warning or execute order.

Rapid planning requires extensive training in the techniques and procedures associated with R2P2. It requires standardized, detailed, parallel, and concurrent command and staff actions using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are understood by all members of the unit.

The Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) SMARTbook helps to generate tempo and staff synergy in time-compressed situations through the use of “playbooks” for rapid planning and templates for efficient briefings.

MAGTF: The MAGTF Operations & Planning SMARTbook

The Naval Operations & Planning SMARTbook

OPFOR SMARTbook 4 - Iran & the Middle East

SUTS3: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 3rd Ed.

INFO2 SMARTbook: Information Advantage

OPFOR SMARTbook 5 - Irregular & Hybrid Threat

The ''MAGTF + MEU'' SMARTset (2 books)