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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Steele, Orlo K.
U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Orlo K Steele; Michael I Moffett; United States. Marine Corps.; United States. Marine Corps. History Division.
|Notes:||Shipping list no.: 2012-0068-P.
"PCN 106 0000 7600"--Title page verso.
|Description:||xii, 165 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Sierra Nevada Range. Mountains ; Indians ; Colonizers and trappers ; Fremont and the lost cannon ; Emigrants and Argonauts --
U S Marine Corps Cold Weather Experience And Doctrine Prior To 1950. Introduction ; Special duty in the Bering Sea ; Expedition to Iceland ; Between World War II and Korea --
Marines Arrive. Korean War backdrop ; All personnel would be thoroughly indoctrinated ; Take what action is necessary to establish a suitable training site ; Activation of the Cold Weather Battalion --
Cold Weather Battalion's First Year. We've got to get 'em tougher to survive ; Winter of 1951-1952 --
Making Improvements, 1952-1956. Introduction ; Facilities ; Organization for training ; Cold-weather clothing equipment ; Command relationships ; Building a camp, 1952 ; Cease-fire in Korea --
Expanding The Mission, 1957-1958. Introduction ; Changes to command relationships ; Organization for meeting the new training mission ; Evasion, escape, and survival course ; Mountain leadership course ; Unit training --
Winners Never Quit, 1958-1961. Introduction ; Zum Gipfel ; 1960 Winter Olympic Games ; Change in the watch --
Mountain Men, 1962-1965. Marines who proved a match for the mountains ; Shifts in the wind --
In The Doldrums, 1966-1979. Vietnam War backdrop ; MWTC on the slippery slope ; Deactivation and caretaker status ; Use it or lose it! ; Reactivation of the Mountain Warfare Training Center --
NATO's Northern Flank: A New Imperative, 1979-1983. Strategic background: from benign neglect to heightened awareness ; Costs and risks of the new initiative ; 1981: Year of decision ; Laying the foundation for improvements --
Ascending New Heights, 1984-1990. Rebuilding MWTC and expanding its capabilities ; Improvements in cold-weather clothing and equipment ; Land prepositioning in Norway ; Picking up the pace in operations and modernization of the training center ; Reaching the high water mark --
1990s: A Post-Cold War World. Introduction ; Continuing operations while dealing with future uncertainties ; Demonstrating MWTC value during peacetime ; Golden anniversary --
Epilogue. Strategic backdrop ; Mountain Warfare Training Center shifts with the tides of war ; Debates over deployment ; Strategic vision for Mountain Warfare Training Center's second half-century --
Appendix A: Lineage and honors, 1951-2001--
Appendix B: List of commanding officers, 1951 to present --
Appendix C: List of Sergeant Majors, 1958 to present --
Appendix D: Department of Agriculture and Navy Joint Policy --
|Series Title:||Marine Corps base and training center history series.|
|Other Titles:||United States Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001|
|Responsibility:||by Orlo K. Steele, Michael I. Moffett.|