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U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM)

Last Revised: February 16, 2016, 12:18 pm

MISSION:  As the single authority for all Marine Corps installations matters, MCICOM exercises command and control of regional installation commands, establishes policy, exercises oversight, and prioritizes resources in order to optimize installation support to the Operating Forces, tenant commands, Marines, and family members. 

Providing Sustainable Force Projection Platforms to the Warfighter

Marine Corps installations are an essential component in the foundation of national defense as they are the force projection platforms that enable readiness, training, sustainment, mobilization, deployment, embarkation, redeployment, and reconstitution of our Operating Forces. MCICOM consists of a command element located in the Installations and Logistics (I&L) Department, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC, and four subordinate regional commands:

  • Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region (MCINCR) - located at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia
  • Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) - located at MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Marine Corps Installations West (MCIWEST) - located at MCB Camp Pendleton, California
  • Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC) - located at MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

One of the foundations for the establishment of MCICOM was to relieve the Operating Forces of the burden of managing bases and stations and place primary emphasis on the command to focus installation support on directly supporting the Marine Corps’ warfighting mission.  This reorganization in 2011 allowed operational commanders at all levels the ability to concentrate their efforts on preparing their forces for the full spectrum of contingencies – from humanitarian assistance to full-scale combat operations.  MCICOM continually strives to align its capacities against the highest priorities of the operational and training commands.

MCICOM’s more than 33,000 personnel oversee 24 active duty bases and installations, 2.3 million acres of land, 283 ranges, and executes a budget of approximately $2.7 billion each year.  Encompassed within those 24 installations are 11 air stations, air facilities, and expeditionary airfields.  MCICOM also provides operational support aircraft for transporting passengers and cargo in support of training exercises, contingencies, and operational commanders.

In fulfillment of its role, MCICOM provides a broad spectrum of services and support across 39 unique installation functions that are framed in seven functional areas:

  • 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.