The Ellis Group

The Ellis Group was created by Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos in December 2011 to conduct a detailed examination of emerging warfighting challenges, identify opportunities for increasing naval warfighting effectiveness, and coordinate with naval partners. Composed of 10 officers and civilians hand-picked by the Commandant, Ellis Group has five specific areas of emphasis. These are: strengthen naval warfighting partnerships; inform the combat development and integration processes; enhance naval partnership with US Special Operations Command; focus innovation in naval warfighting; and develop littoral warfare expertise.

America’s maritime and amphibious capabilities are pivotal to the nation’s future ability to deter and defeat adversaries, strengthen alliances, deny enemies sanctuary and project...