Plans, Policies, and Operations

 

Plans, Policies, and Operations

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

Unit Leaders

BRIGADIER GENERAL NORMAN L. COOLING
Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, Operations
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Director Gayle von Eckartsberg
Director Pacific Division
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Lieutenant General Brian D. Beaudreault
Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations
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Brigadier General Terry V. Williams
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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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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The Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrives to Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen, Germany
The Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship, USS Mount Whitney
(LCC 20) returns to Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen, Germany after
exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) June 20, 2019. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 47th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Nello Miele)
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