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Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

 

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

Headquarters Marine Corps

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)
Readiness Branch (POR)

Leading and integrating readiness across the Marine Corps as an institution.


Functions
Readiness Branch establishes and integrates policy across the USMC to ensure institutional readiness in accordance with national strategy. 

  • Lead USMC compliance with the Joint Readiness Reporting System providing direction and guidance to all operational readiness sections across all service components and operating forces
  • Provide internal and external readiness assessment processes as primary point of contact for D/C PP&O and CMC
  • Serve as Readiness Integrator for the various readiness processes and initiatives within HQMC and the MARFORs
  • Establish Readiness Reporting System Policy, Supervision, and Interpretation Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) as System of Record Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) as future System of Record 
  • Support internal and external readiness assessment processes as primary point of contact for D/C PP&O and CMC to include Joint Staff
  • Lead and/or attend Readiness Forums, OSD initiatives, and Congressional requirements including the Institutional Readiness Working Group (IRWG)
  • Serve as Readiness Integrator for the various readiness processes within HQMC and the MARFORs

“The nation's shock troops must be the most ready when the nation is least ready ... to provide a balanced force in readiness for a naval campaign and, at the same time, a ground and air striking force ready to suppress or contain international disturbances short of large-scale war."

—82nd Congress of the United States

Deliberating the Role of the Marine Corps, 1952

Points of Contact
Name                Business Phone                E-mail Address 
Organizational Mailbox                703-571-1074                pp&o_por@usmc.mil
Branch Chief                703-571-1064                
Deputy Branch Chief                703-571-1063                
Strategic Readiness                703-571-1048                
Readiness                703-571-1030                
Systems                703-571-1032                
DSN Prefix                312-671-XXXX