They knew in detail the intricacies of amphibious planning
. They were used to working together, having experienced little turnover in the preceding two years, and had planned and executed three major amphibious exercises in the spring of 1950, followed by the three major Korean amphibious operations.
Bold Alligator is an exercise geared to the ESG/MEB (Marine Expeditionary Brigade) level to revitalize amphibious planning
and execution skills.
JP 3-02 establishes three tenets of amphibious planning
: commander's involvement and guidance, unity of effort, and integrated planning.
Gators of Neptune; naval amphibious planning
for the Normandy invasion.
The muscular flexibility of current amphibious planning
and operating, according to Marsh, is at the forefront of expeditionary amphibious warfare.