Headquarters Marine Corps
Agency overview
HeadquartersThe Pentagon
Agency executive
Parent agencyDepartment of the Navy
WebsiteHeadquarters Marine Corps website

The Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) is a headquarters staff within the Department of the Navy which includes the offices of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and various staff functions. The function, composition, and general duties of HQMC are defined in Title 10 of the United States Code, Subtitle C, Part I, Chapter 506 (Headquarters, Marine Corps).[1]

HQMC "consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law and higher authority. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training, requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The Commandant is also responsible for the operation of the Marine Corps material support system."[2]

HQMC is currently spread throughout the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area, to include the Pentagon, Henderson Hall, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the Washington Navy Yard.


Organization of HQMC, 2006.
Organization of HQMC, 2006.

See also


  1. ^ "Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : TITLE 10. ARMED FORCES". Find Law. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: How the Marines Are Organized". Marine Corps Concepts and Programs 2006. United States Marine Corps. p. 252. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
  3. ^ "Counsel for the Commandant". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2023-12-21.
  4. ^ "DMCS Home". www.dmcs.marines.mil. Retrieved 2023-12-21.
  5. ^ "Health Services". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2023-12-21.
  6. ^ "Inspector General of the Marine Corps". www.igmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2023-12-21.
  7. ^ "Deputy Commandant for Information". www.information.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  8. ^ "Plans, Policies & Operations". www.ppo.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  9. ^ "Programs and Resources". www.pandr.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  10. ^ "U.S. Marine Corps: Concepts & Programs 2013: America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness" (PDF). United States Marine Corps. 2013.
  11. ^ "Navy Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  12. ^ "Marines Office of Legislative Affairs". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  13. ^ "Public Affairs". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  14. ^ "Safety Division". www.hqmc.marines.mil. Retrieved 2024-01-09.


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