Commandant of the Marine Corps

Commandant of the Marine Corps ( CMC ) is the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Marine Corps ( USMC). He is addressed as Commandant.

The post of Commandant is filled by a General of the USMC, which therefore also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( JCS ), the General Staff of the U.S. armed forces. He stands as the representative of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and as the highest non-commissioned officer of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps to the side.

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Just as the other members of the Joint Chiefs is to make the task of the commander that the troops of his strike force well organized and ready for use, as well as to advise the U.S. president. However, it did not have any direct authority over operations of his troops. The direct command of the troops take on the Unified Combatant Commanders of Commands.

Office of the Commandant 's since 1806 Marine Barracks in Washington, DC


With the passage of Public Law 416, 82nd Congress of 28 June 1952, the Commandant was a voting member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, when it came to things that directly related to the USMC. On October 20, 1978, Section 141, Title 10, United States Code as supplemented by the Public Law 485, 95th Congress. This supplement included now that the Commandant of now was at an equal member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

By Public Law 90-22 of 5 June 1967 effectively came into force on January 1, 1969, which added the Section 5201 ( a), Title 10 of the U.S. Code, it was determined that the U.S. president on the recommendation of the Commandant and appoints the benevolence of the U.S. Senate for a four year term. He also has the right to appoint him in time of war for another four -year term.

List of Commandants of the Marine Corps