Headquarters Marine Corps

Headquarters Marine Corps

Headquarters Marine Corps
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Parent agency Department of the Navy
Website Headquarters Marine Corps website

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 [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.


  • Agencies 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4


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. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/resources/USMCConceptsPrograms2013.pdf


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.

  • Headquarters Marine Corps website
  • Condit, Kenneth W.; Maj John H. Johnstone; Ella W. Nargele (1970). "A Brief History of Headquarters Marine Corps Staff Reorganization".  
  • Allan Reed Millett and Jack Shulimson, eds. (2004). Commandants of the Marine Corps.