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The U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Steele, Orlo K.
Corporate Author: United States. Marine Corps. History Division.
Other Authors: Moffett, Michael I.
Format: Government Document Online Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Marine Corps, History Division, 2011.
Series:Marine Corps base and training center history series.
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Online Access:ONLINE VERSION
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Sierra Nevada Range:
  • Mountains
  • Indians
  • Colonizers and trappers
  • Fremont and the lost cannon
  • Emigrants and Argonauts
  • Chapter 2: 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
  • Chapter 3: 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
  • Chapter 4: Cold Weather Battalion's First Year:
  • We've got to get 'em tougher to survive
  • Winter of 1951-1952
  • Chapter 5: Making Improvements, 1952-1956:
  • Introduction
  • Facilities
  • Organization for training
  • Cold-weather clothing equipment
  • Command relationships
  • Building a camp, 1952
  • Cease-fire in Korea
  • Chapter 6: 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
  • Chapter 7: Winners Never Quit, 1958-1961: Introduction
  • Zum Gipfel
  • 1960 Winter Olympic Games
  • Change in the watch
  • Chapter 8: Mountain Men, 1962-1965
  • Marines who proved a match for the mountains
  • Shifts in the wind
  • Chapter 9: 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
  • Chapter 10: 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
  • Chapter 11: 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
  • Chapter 12: 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
  • Notes
  • 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
  • Index.