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MIU leverages existing Marine talent to win battles. The world's most powerful weapon is still the human mind. Our thinkers, innovators, and improvisers will prove decisive during future conflicts.
MIU serves as an in-demand, force multiplying, supporting entity to Total Force goals with exponential emphasis on capabilities that transition in a timely manner focused on outcomes.
MIU partners with Combat Development & Integration and Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to support the Secretary of the Navy, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Major Subordinate Commanders.
Headquartered in New York, MIU is an all-volunteer team from diverse backgrounds working in advanced technology, academia, and makerspaces. Each unit member is team-oriented and strives to modernize the Marine Corps by advancing the unit's objectives and key results. MIU operates globally to provide the Active Component with the untouched talent pool of Reserve Component Marine experience across startups, venture investing, or management consulting in addition to special expertise in emerging “dual-use” technologies
MIU leverages existing Marine talent to:
1. Accelerate the adoption of advanced capabilities.
2. Transform Naval Service capacity for technology employment.
3. Retain and invest in Total Force human capital.
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MIU has four branches ran by Reserve Component personnel, and supported by a Headquarters Branch staffed primarily by Active Component Marines
The ACB is organized into multiple sections to match unique skillsets to Active Component gaps. The Consulting and Strategy Section will operate adjacent to the Wargaming, Experimentation, and Prototyping and Acquisitions Sections, and lead problem-solving engagements for strategically important Marine Corps challenges across the operating forces.
The CEB is a diverse team that maps industry players and maintains situational awareness of technological and commercial advancements (e.g., innovative breakthroughs, funding, mergers and acquisitions, industry news, etc.). Team members are subject matter experts who have professional or academic experience and can facilitate outreach to key players when there is a demand signal from the Defense Engagement Branch.
The DEB team supports our Active Component customers in applying technology solutions to solve Marine Corps problems. The team brings diverse expertise and additional capacity to support our customers in building impactful relationships within the vast US Government innovation ecosystem. Ultimately, our goal is to build lasting partnerships to help our customers deliver high-value, time-sensitive solutions to the warfighter.
DEB also employs a select number of mobilized reservists as Liaison Officers (LNOs), throughout the government science and technology (S&T) ecosystem. The LNOs’ mission is to accelerate capability development by identifying existing and emerging efforts across the DoD and applying them to Marine Corps Force Design problems. These positions will come with 2 to 3 year PCS orders and are not limited to the National Capital Region.
The ILB supports Force Design 2030 and the Active Component by recruiting and training Marines with high-demand, low-density skills, conducting experimentation and prototyping, and providing direct support to Active Component stakeholders in priority and emerging technology areas.
Talent Management (TM) Section: The TM Section helps MIU to identify and acquire highly talented Reserve Marines to accelerate the capability development process for the Marine Corps. TM supports Service level Talent Management initiatives. The MIU TM section innovates processes to identify, recruit, screen, and efficiently onboard talented Marines to the MIU and share best practices with the Total Force.
Support Staff: The MIU support staff enables MIU to effectively accomplish its mission. This is achieved by taking an innovative approach to traditional staff functions and processes. The objective is to maximize impact by gaining efficiency and minimizing administrative burden. It is composed of active component, active reserve, and SMCR Marines.
MIU is seeking top talent from Reserve Component Marines with experience across startups, venture investing, management consulting, and special expertise in emerging “dual-use” technologies:
The application process to join MIU in any capacity is highly competitive and involves a talent board.
If you are interested in applying, please contact us.
10 McDonald Street
Stewart Air National Guard Base
Newburgh, NY 12550
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