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Last Revised: February 24, 2015, 7:52 pm

HQMC consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law. The CMC is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the overall performance of our Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training, requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The CMC is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, so HQMC supports his interaction with the Joint Staff (JS). The CMC is also responsible for the operation of our Corps' material support system.

  • About Concepts and Programs

    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.