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Last Revised: February 24, 2014, 12:30 pm
  • Manpower

Our Corps is an expeditionary force, fully trained and capable of executing assigned missions. Our strategic guidance rightfully focuses our attention on the PACOM and CENTCOM regions. USN-USMC forward basing, response capabilities, and plans are pre-positioned to support that strategy, yet we will remain vigilant and capable to respond on short notice in other areas of the world, as our Nation requires. Marines continually stand ready to contribute to a decisive joint force, and can help provide access for that force wherever needed.

Our Corps of today and tomorrow will maintain high standards of training, education, leadership, and discipline, while contributing vital capabilities to the Joint Force capabilities across the spectrum of military operations. This emerging strategy continues to revalidate our role as America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness. Our partnership with the USN enables a forward deployed and engaged force that shapes, deters, responds, and projects power well into the future.

  • 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.