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MCU Student Papers 2013-2018

Information on how to access MCU student papers.

MCU Student Papers: 2013-2018

Marine Corps University student research papers (2013-2018) for SAW, CSC, and MCWAR are available online at the MCU GAFG website.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the GAFG site is limited to account holders. The GAFG folder cannot be shared with accounts. The Library cannot create accounts. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Important to know:

The purpose of the MCU Student Papers 2013-2018 folder is to make student papers available before they are processed and sent to DTIC.

  • The folder is accessible by users with a current email address.
  • Access to the folder is not available from .mil or other email extensions.
  • The papers available in this folder are those held by the Library for the MCU schools listed above for the time period stated only.
  • If a 2013-2018 paper is not in this folder, the Library does not have a copy of it.
  • If the paper was marked as FOUO or Classified, it is not available online.
  • Not all papers are in final format. Some are PDFs, some are Word documents, some do not contain title pages or DTIC sheets.
  • Each folder contains an index, except for those schools with fewer than 10 papers.

For assistance with MCU student papers please contact:

  • Marine Corps Research Library Reference branch at (703) 784-4411 or mcu_grc_reference
  • Virtual Branch at
  • Please allow 1-2 business days to process your request.

MCU Student Papers: SAW (1991-2016)

  • SAW student papers are available online at the MCU Student Papers: SAW guide. 
  • The guide contains an index of available SAW papers written between 1991-2009, and full text of available papers written between 2010-2016.
  • If the paper is not on listed this guide, the Library does not have a copy of it.

MCU Student Papers at the NTRL Website

The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) holds publicly available collections of MCU student papers, primary from CSC and SAW. As of July 15, 2019, nearly 1,000 theses papers are available online.

Search Tips:

  • Advanced search: enter keywords. 
  • Full-text: can be checked or unchecked, doesn't make a difference with thesis papers.
  • Date published: leave at default if you don't know the year/
  • In the "Fields" facet, select "Corporate Author" then try one of these:

Quantico, VA.
Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. 
Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. Command and Staff Coll. 
Marine Corps Univ., Quantico, VA. School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW)

  • Document type: theses
  • In the "Refine" facet, select "Document Type" then "Theses." 

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