Marine Corps Operational Test & Evaluation Activity


Marine Corps Operational Test & Evaluation Activity


Headquarters Marine Corps
Mission and Vision

MCOTEA Provides operational testing and evaluation for the Marine Corps and conducts additional testing and evaluation as required to support the Marine Corps missiion to man, train, equip and sustain a force in readiness.


MCOTEA is the Marine Corps leader in all aspects of realistic operational test and evaluation of material system capabilities throughout a material system’s life cycle. Our highly trained, professional workforce is the voice for the Operating Force Marine, enabling informed decision making, and ensuring always that our test reports accurately and objectively describe what we know and don’t know about the Operational Effectiveness and Suitability of the material solution we evaluate. MCOTEA is the source for objectivity in the Marine Corps and, where appropriate, DoD’s acquisition process. Our expertise, professionalism, and integrity make us a sought after partner within the DoD acquisition community.