Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 7
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Training and Education Command
Quantico, Virginia

The purpose of this publication is to describe the Marine Corps’ learning philosophy and explain why learning is critically important to the profession of arms. While many of the concepts in this publication have been passed on by Marine leaders throughout our history, this publication seeks to formalize them and provide aspirational goals. Learning is an institutional priority and a professional expectation for all Marines. This mentality is key to the Marine Corps becoming a more effective learning organization. The most important factor in this philosophy is the importance of continuous learning throughout our careers for warfighting.

USNI News, May 19, 2020
MArines Issue New Doctrine Prioritizing Learning
Marine Corps Times, May 19, 2020
A Culture of Learning: Promoting Education & Training in New Doctrine
War On The Rocks, May 18, 2020
Getting Serious About Professional Military Education
War On The Rocks Podcast, May 14, 2020
Scoping the Future of Education in National Security and Beyond
Marine Corps Gazette, November 2019
MCDP 7 On Learning
Marine Corps Gazette, by MajGen W.F. Mullen III, April 2019
A Warrior’s Mind



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