Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

 

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

Headquarters Marine Corps

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)
PPO Leadership

Lieutenant General George W. Smith, Jr.
Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations
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MAJOR GENERAL GREGG P. OLSON
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, Operations
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Major General Paul J. Rock Jr.
Director, Strategy and Plans Division
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Brigadier General Peter D. Huntley
Director, Operations Division
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Director Gayle von Eckartsberg
Director Pacific Division
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Mr. Randy R. Smith
Director, Security Division (PS)
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Unit Leaders

Mr. Randy R. Smith
Director, Security Division (PS)
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Brigadier General Peter D. Huntley
Director, Operations Division
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Director Gayle von Eckartsberg
Director Pacific Division
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MAJOR GENERAL GREGG P. OLSON
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, Operations
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Major General Paul J. Rock Jr.
Director, Strategy and Plans Division
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Lieutenant General George W. Smith, Jr.
Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations
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Director Gayle von Eckartsberg
Director Pacific Division
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Mr. Randy R. Smith
Director, Security Division (PS)
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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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NATO Secretary General speaks with the leaders of the Bucharest 9 Initiative ahead of NATO Summit
Today (10 May 2021), NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg participated in a meeting with Heads of State and Government of the Bucharest 9 Initiative, which includes Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

“The NATO Summit next month offers us a unique opportunity to start a new chapter in transatlantic relations to reinforce the unity between Europe and North America and to prepare our Alliance for the challenges of today and tomorrow,” Secretary General Stoltenberg said. “In a more unpredictable and competitive world, we must do more together and demonstrate transatlantic solidarity not just in words, but in deeds. So at the Summit, we will have an ambitious and forward-looking agenda; strengthening our commitment to defend each other, broadening our approach to security, and taking a more global approach, to safeguard the rules-based international order. This meeting today is an important opportunity to take this agenda forward.”

The Bucharest 9 Initiative was launched by Poland and Romania in 2014 by the Presidents of the 9 countries. Its aim is to consolidate views on issues of interest in the Alliance for the participating nations, and to support joint security projects.
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