The Marine Corps has a new centralized command system for its regional commands according to Marine Administration Message 575/11. The new command, Marine Corps Installations Command, went into effect Oct. 1 and will be activated during the General Officer Symposium Oct. 12.
MCICOM, located in the installations and logistics department at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, will take command of three subordinate regional commands: Marine Corps Installations East, Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
The activation of the new command comes in response to a review group ordered by the commandant in 2010 to study the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Corps and the structure necessary to support those ends.
The review group deemed the creation of MCICOM necessary to serve as the sole command responsible for all installation matters. The aim of this unified command system is to better increase the management and operations of the installations with a clarification of authority and responsibility. In addition, MCICOM will work to standardize all installation functions as far as possible across the Marine Corps with hopes of better supporting the warfighting mission.
To increase cohesion, all commanding generals from MCIEAST, MCIWEST and MCIPAC now report to MCICOM in Washington.
For additional information, see MARADMIN message 575/11.