Category: SSIC 03000 Operations & Readiness
Updated: 06/24/96
Number: MCO P3000.18
Subj: MARINE CORPS PLANNER'S MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: PLANMAN)
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
WASHINGTON D.C. 20380-0001

MCO P3000.18
POC-30
8 Sep 93

MARINE CORPS ORDER P3000.18

From: Commandant of the Marine Corps
To: Distribution List

Subj: MARINE CORPS PLANNER'S MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: PLANMAN)

Encl: (1) LOCATOR SHEET

1. Purpose. The Marine Corps Planner's Manual establishes policies,
procedures, and standards for development, maintenance, and execution
of Marine Corps warplans.

2. Background. This directive provides perspective and direction to Marines involved in the preparation of warplans. It is published in
order to standardize operational planning preparation procedures
during deliberate or crisis action planning. Fleet Marine Forces
Atlantic, Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, and Marine Expeditionary Forces
contributed significantly in it's development.

3. Action. Commanders shall ensure Marine Corps warplans are
developed in compliance with this Order.

4. Recommendations. Recommendations for changes should be submitted
to the Commandant of the Marine Corps (PP&O) through the chain of
command.

5. Reserve Applicability. This Manual is applicable to the Marine
Corps Reserve.

6. Certification. Reviewed and approved this date.



W. E. BOOMER
Assistant Commandant
of the Marine Corps

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MARINE CORPS PLANNER'S MANUAL


CONTENTS


CHAPTER

1 INTRODUCTION

2 OVERVIEW OF JOINT PLANNING

3 JOINT PLANNING AND DEPLOYMENT CONCEPTS

4 MARINE CORPS DEPLOYMENT DOCTRINE AND POLICY

5 C4I DURING PLANNING AND EXECUTION

6 OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR PLANNING SYSTEMS

7 DELIBERATE PLANNING PROCESS

8 CRISIS ACTION PLANNING

9 MARINE CORPS RESERVE AND FORCE ACTIVATION

10 DEPLOYMENT

11 EXECUTION: EMPLOYMENT AND SUSTAINMENT

12 REDEPLOYMENT

13 LOGISTICS AND MAGTF SUSTAINMENT

14 MANPOWER PLANNING GUIDELINES


APPENDIX

A STANDARD CONSTRUCTION OF UNIT LINE NUMBERS AND
FORCE MODULES

B GLOSSARY

C TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

D REFERENCES

E ORGANIZATION OF MARINE FORCES FOR COMBAT

F OPLAN DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

G INDEX