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Security Division (PS)


Security Division (PS)

Headquarters Marine Corps

Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)
Security Division (PS)

Mission Statement

PS is the principal staff activity to develop, coordinate, advocate, and provide oversight for policies and selected critical programs in support of Protection, Risk Management, Law Enforcement (LE), Corrections and Criminal Investigations, Military Working Dogs (MWD), Mission Assurance, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense, Antiterrorism Program, training and exercises, Physical Security and Electronic Security Systems, Identity Operations and Management (Biometrics and Forensics), Insider Threat (InT), Personnel and Information Security, Technology & Critical Capabilities Protection, Nuclear Weapons Security, Marine Security Guard Program/Embassy Security, Homeland Defense and Support to Civil/Military Authorities, Counter-Narcotics, Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS), Functional Area Manager for Readiness and Information Operations IT portfolios to provide secure environments enabling the operating forces and supporting establishment to successfully execute Marine Corps global missions.

Additionally, PS provides Marine Corps executive representation to those OSD activities, and other agencies and activities external to DoD, in all areas pertaining to law enforcement, investigations, corrections, security, force protection and identity activities.




Points of Contact
Administration                 703-614-1068                                


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Director, Security Division (PS)


SES Mr. Randy R. Smith

Assistant Deputy Commandant (Security),

Plans, Policies and Operations Department

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