CC6715HW: WRITE AN ESSAY – IRREGULAR WARFARE
The purpose of the essay is to provide a vehicle to assess the student’s critical thinking, stated
lesson educational objectives, and academic writing skills. Answer your selected writing prompt
and provide evidence to support your position from the course materials or outside sources. Use
original thought and analyze the topic with the knowledge gained in the course and through your
life experiences. Ensure to use proper in-text citations when citing a source.
The assignment is to write a 750-1000 word paper answering one of the questions below. The
essay word count does not include the required coversheet. Students must complete and submit
the essay using the required coversheet, “6715 Essay Coversheet.docx.” This Microsoft Word
document provides the format to use. Students may use any word processing software to
complete the assignment; however, the submitted file must be exported or saved as a .doc or a
.docx file (most current word processing products—including several free ones—support this
function) before it is uploaded to the seminar site.
a. Does preparation for success against irregular threats aid the Marine Corps’ ability to fight and win a major war against a near-peer competitor or is it a detriment? Why?
b. What is the role of a Marine SNCO in the development of young officers so the leadership team is prepared to overcome the challenges presented by complex environments and threats?
c. Maneuver warfare requires the development of a bias for action—intelligent leaders with a penchant for boldness and initiative—down to the lowest levels. Is this bias for action as relevant to irregular warfare as it is to traditional warfare? Why?
The 6715 Essay Rubric provides the grading criteria for this assignment