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Security Programs and Information Management Branch


Security Programs and Information Management Branch

Administration and Resource Management

Headquarters Marine Corps
Communications Security


The Communications Security (COMSEC) Section, ARSC, provides services for Communications Security Material requirements to all HQMC Staff Agencies/USMC Commands and Activities throughout the National Capital Region.  This section manages the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) account for all cryptologic products, services and Local Elements.  The Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) provides the capability for automated generation, accounting, distribution, destruction, and management of COMSEC Material and non-key COMSEC related items. 

The HQMC COMSEC Account Managers or CAMs are your subject matter experts for all Communications Security (COMSEC) material and equipment.  The CMS 1A (series) manual and the HQMC COMSEC SOP provides policy and procedures for the proper ordering, filling, generation, distribution, accountability, storage, usage, destruction, and management of COMSEC material and equipment.  The KMI managers also will assist in COMSEC equipment requisition for new communications/data circuits.  ARSC provides assistance with classified hard-drive disposal procedures and classified material shredder information.

ARS News & Announcements

LOCAL ELEMENT Spot Checks/Self-Assessments (JUNE 2021) - Local Elements supported by HQMC ARSC (CA169078) will be scheduled for Spot Checks during the first week of June 2021.  Also, you are reminded to conduct your self-assessment per CMS 1A and HQMC ARSC SOP (Draft). Any questions please contact Ms. Olaes or Mr. Encarnacion at (703) 614-2305 or SMB_HQMC_COMSEC@usmc.mil