Marines


Headquarters Marine Corps
USMC Seal
Department of the Navy
Washington, DC
 

Overview

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC) 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. Also, as the Commandant is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, HQMC supports this position in its interaction with the Joint Staff. The Commandant is also responsible for the operation of the Marine Corps material support system.

 

Leaders

38th Commandant of the Marine Corps
General David H. Berger

General David H. Berger assumed the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 11, 2019.  A

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Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
General Eric Smith

General Smith is currently serving as the 36th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.Born in

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Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Sgt. Major Troy E. Black

Visit Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps' SiteSergeant Major Black assumed his current post as the

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Headquarters Marine Corps