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Last Revised: June 27, 2016, 1:08 pm


In using this Website and/or Mobile Apps you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The following terminology applies to these “Terms and Conditions," and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You”, and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this Website and/or Mobile Apps and accepting the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Concepts and Programs terms and conditions. "USMC Concepts and Programs", “Ourselves”, “Our”, “We”, and "Us" refers to United States Marine Corps Concepts Branch. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Audience and Ourselves, or either the Audience or Ourselves. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to the same.


Welcome to the U.S. Marine Corps Concepts and Programs website, marinecorpsconceptsandprograms.com. If you are looking for the official source of information about the U.S. Marine Corps, please visit the www.marines.mil website

The U.S. Marine Corps is pleased to participate in this open forum in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration. Please note that the U.S. Marine Corps does not endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to this site. The protection, control, and legal aspects of any information that you provided to establish your account or information that you choose to share here is governed by the terms and conditions between you and Concepts and Programs.

Visit the U.S. Marine Corps contact page at www.marines.mil for information on how to send official correspondence.


The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. Although the U.S. Marine Corps may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over the information that you may find at these locations. All direct links provided are consistent with the mission of this Web site.

For further information related to external links provided, please visit the U.S. Department of Defense website, External Link Disclaimer page.


Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this Website and/or Mobile Apps can be considered pre-decisional. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the USMC Concepts and Programs:

  • excludes all representations relating to this Website and/or Mobile Apps and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this Website and/or Mobile Apps and/or USMC literature; and
  • excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this Website and/or Mobile Apps. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, or you have advised the USMC of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.

The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of the Audience’s statutory rights are affected.


All content is intended for the USMC Concepts and Programs audience. As such, USMC Concepts and Program does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best of its ability. By using this Website and/or Mobile Apps you thereby indemnify USMC Concepts and Programs against any loss or damage.

Log Files

We use your voluntary, non-descript email address to determine trends, enhance audience’s experience, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to the individual audience members. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns, and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times, URL requested, and referral URL consistent with modern websites and mobile applications. This information shall not be shared with third parties and is used only within USMC Concepts and Programs.

Copyright/Trademark Notice

In addition to works of the U.S. Government (as defined by 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.), this website/video/material may also contain matter or materials that are either covered by copyright or other intellectual property rights licensed to the U.S. Government and owned by third parties, or are assigned to or otherwise owned by the U.S. Government. Additionally, this website/video/material may contain individuals' names and likenesses, trademarks, or other intellectual property that are either owned by third parties and licensed to the U.S. Government, or are intellectual property owned by the U.S. Government. For example, the USMC Seal, logo, emblem and other insignia of the USMC are either trademarks or other intellectual property that is owned by the USMC. You should not assume that anything on this video (or in this document) is necessarily in the Public Domain.


Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not negate the obligations therein. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.


The laws of the United States govern these Terms and Conditions. By accessing this Website and/ or Mobile Apps you consent to these Terms and Conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the USMC to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as a waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of this Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied, or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of USMC Concepts and Programs.

Notification of Changes

The USMC reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail will be made to those affected by this change. To the best of our ability, any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our Website and/ or Mobile Apps approximately 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

Use of Measurement and Customization Technology

This website uses measurement and customization technology known as “cookies." Cookies are used to remember a user's online interactions with a website or online application in order to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize the user's experience.

There are two kinds of cookies used on this website. A single-session cookie (Tier 1) is a line of text that is stored temporarily on a user's computer and deleted as soon as the user’s browser is closed. A persistent or multi-session cookie (Tier 2) is saved to a file on a user's hard drive and is called up the next time that user visits a website. Use of these cookies does not involve the collection of a visitor's personally identifiable information (PII).

The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the Internet outside Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without the user's explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of cookies.

Cookies are enabled by default to optimize website functionality and customize user experience. Users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. The USA.gov website provides general instructions on how to opt out of cookies and other commonly used web measurement and customization technologies. Opting out of cookies still permits users to access comparable information and services; however, it may take longer to navigate or interact with the website if a user is required to fill out certain information repeatedly.

These Terms and Conditions form part of the Agreement between the Audience and us. By accessing this Website and/or Mobile Apps, and/or undertaking of bookmarkinging and/or agreement, indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

This is a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Foreign copyrights may apply.

  • 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.