Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

 

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

Headquarters Marine Corps

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

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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BRIGADIER GENERAL MARCUS B. ANNIBALE
Director, Strategy and Plans Division
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Brigadier General STEPHEN E. LISZEWSKI
Director, Operations Division
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Mr. Randy R. Smith
Director, Security Division (PS)
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Director Gayle von Eckartsberg
Director Pacific Division
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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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U.S. Air Force F-15s, F-16s and KC-135s participate in large force exercise
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- U.S. Air Force F-15s assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, F-16s assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing and 52nd Fighter Wing, and KC-135s assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing participated in a large force exercise within the North Sea airspace, U.K., May 27, 2020.

During the LFE, aircrew conducted Dissimilar Air Combat Training in order to enhance combat readiness and increase tactical proficiency needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance.
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