Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

 

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

Headquarters Marine Corps

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)
Unit Leaders

Lieutenant General David J. Furness
Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations
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Major General Robert F. Castellvi
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, Operations
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Brigadier General Sean M. Salene
Director, Strategy and Plans Division
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Brigadier General Peter D. Huntley
Director, Operations Division
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Mr. Randy R. Smith
Director, Security Division (PS)
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Colonel Wendell B. Leimbach, Jr.
Director, Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office
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Mission
The Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations (DC, PP&O) performs a dual mission:

Is the Operations Deputy (OpsDep) for the Commandant on all Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) matters. Serves as the focal point for the interface between the Marine Corps (as one of the four Services) and the joint and combined activities of the JCS and the unified Commanders-in-Chief, and various allied and other foreign Defense agencies.

Is responsible for coordinating the development and execution of service plans and policies related to the structure, deployment, and employment of Marine Corps forces in general.
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