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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An international team of scientists from NATO member and partner countries met in rural Germany to carry out field trials on a variety of camouflage materials. The ultimate goal for the future, is creating camouflage systems able to elude hyperspectral cameras.
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Footage includes interviews with a scientist, Marek Strandberg, NATO Science and Technology Organization, along with various shots of scientists at work in the field using hyperspectral camera systems. Drone footage of rural German forest.
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