Headquarters Marine Corps


Headquarters Marine Corps

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity

By Amaani Lyle | September 18, 2014

Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic MORE
Uniform board seeks Marine feedback on female hairstyles

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | August 11, 2014

The Marine Corps Uniform Board released a special uniform survey Aug. 11 to gather Marine opinions MORE
Making the NAE a readiness engine

By Headquarters Marine Corps | July 31, 2014

This July marks ten years since the establishment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, a partnership of MORE
Civilian leaders spend a day with the Corps

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | July 22, 2014

Taking a ride on a tiltrotor aircraft, firing military-grade weapons and picking the mind of a MORE
Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend

By Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | July 14, 2014

While many Americans in the United States were celebrating during the Fourth of July weekend, MORE
New defense.gov design offers 'one-stop shop' for Department of Defense news, information

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. | July 9, 2014

Defense.gov, the Defense Department's official website, took on a new look overnight, thanks to a MORE
Devil dog at 7

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | June 30, 2014

He has two dreams. The first is to be like his father, a retired Marine colonel, whom he adores. It MORE
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC), located in Arlington, Virginia, consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law and higher authority. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The function, composition, and general duties of HQMC are defined in the United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle C, Part 1, Chapter 506 (Headquarters, Marine Corps).

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates under the United States Department of the Navy.

The Marine Corps, with authorized end strength of 202,100 active duty and 39,600 reserve Marines, is the smallest of the United States armed forces in the Department of Defense.
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