Marine Corps Public
HQMC PA STRUCTURE
LA PAO PAO Communication
Marine Band Plans Branch
Media Branch Relations MCNews Branch
Community Relations Mission
Connect the Marine Corps with the American
public through educational, business,
entertainment, athletic, veteran, and civic
outreach programs in order to preserve and
mature the Corps’ relationship with America,
increase public awareness of the Corps’ value to
the nation, and to set positive conditions for
IMA Branch Head
Web Admin Admin NCO
CTR Deputy Branch Head E-5
COMREL Specialist Budget Analyst
PAC-10 PAC-20 PAC-30
Community Response Marine Corps Music Community Outreach
Section Head Section Head Section Head
YC-2 (Vacant) CWO-5 YC-2 (Pending)
Marine Corps Music
Public Affairs Officer
Senior Enlisted Outreach Bureau IMA
E-9 CTR O-4
Public Affairs Chief Marine Corps Music Outreach Bureau IMA
E-7 E-8 CTR O-3
Outreach Bureau IMA
Combat Correspondent CTR O-3
Public Inquiry Outreach Bureau
*Position outlined in green denotes part-time employee CTR Chief E-7
Community Response Marine Corps Music
Public Requests: Band Operations:
Aviation: ~1,100/yr. Public Requests: ~150/yr.
Ceremonial: ~150/yr. Music Board in support of NCRC.
Business Outreach: MCBEF & JCOC.
OccFld Sponsor Responsibilities:
VSO Liaison: MCL, NL, AL & VFW. Approx 1000 Marines (12 Bands +
Honorary Marine Program.
White House Functions. Assignment Coordination.
Community Outreach Marine Week
Strategic Communications Speakers Inundates American cities with a week-
Bureau. long series of Marine activities.
Media Outreach. Marine Week Chicago conducted 11-
17 May 09.
Specialty Media Outreach.
Public Liaison/Inquiry: ~1,100/yr Marine Week Boston scheduled for
– Launch from 25 nm (OTH).
– Exceed 25 knots at sea
– 45 mph on land.
– Land range 200 miles w/o refueling.
• Sole sea-based, surface-oriented vehicle that can project combat power OTH to the objective.
• Specifically suited to maneuver operations from the sea and sustained operations ashore.
• Amphibious mobility, day and night lethality, enhanced force protection capabilities, and robust
communications will substantially improve joint force capabilities.
• In Jun 07 certified to Congress as essential to national security.
• The EFV program successfully released a Critical Design Review in the first quarter of FY 09
during a capstone event that assessed the EFV design as mature with a predicted reliability
estimate of 61 hours mean time between operational mission failures greatly exceeding the exit
criteria of 43.5 hours.
• “To enhance the forcible entry capability, the Commandant’s most critical ground system is the
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.”
Naval Force for Employment as a MAGTF
• Naval forces afford America’s only sustainable forcible entry capability. Two
MEBs constitute the assault echelon of a sea-based MEF.
• The Navy and Marine Corps have agreed to a requirement for 38 amphibs.
• The amphibious fleet must be composed of:
– LHA/LHD x 11
– LPD-17 class x 11
– LSD x 12
– LPD or LSD x 4
• The Marine Corps provides America a multi-capable naval force that
operates across the full range of military operations.
• In this era of strategic uncertainty, forward-deployed naval forces are
routinely positioned to support our national interests.
• The ability to overcome diplomatic, geographic, and anti-access
impediments anywhere on the globe is a capability unique to naval forces.
Wounded Warrior Regiment
• Regiment at MCB Quantico. Battalions at MCB Camp Pendleton and MCB Camp
• Regiment provides and facilitates assistance to wounded, ill, and injured Marines and
Sailors attached to or in support of Marine units and their family members throughout
the phases of recovery.
• WWR designed and implemented a Marine Corps Wounded, Ill, and Injured Tracking
System to maintain accountability and case management for the Marine Corps
Comprehensive Recovery Plan.
• To ensure effective family advocacy, the WWR has added Family Readiness Officers
at the regiment and our two battalions to support the families of our wounded, ill, and
• WWR proactively reaches out to those Marines and Marine veterans who may need
assistance. The Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center not only
receives calls from active duty and former Marines, but also conducts important
• To enhance reintegration, the WWR Job Transition Cell, manned by Marines and
representatives of the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs, has been
identifying and coordinating with employers and job training programs to help our
wounded warriors obtain positions in which they are most likely to succeed and enjoy
Taking Care of Our Own - Individual Marines
• Marines make an enduring commitment to the Corps when they earn the title Marine. In turn, the
Corps will continue its commitment to Marines and their families.
• Quality of life survey conducted by the Corps indicates Marines and spouses were satisfied with
the support they receive from the Marine Corps.
• Although the Corps is aggressively attacking the stigma and the lack of information that at times
prevents Marines from asking for help, we are reaching out to those Marines and Marine veterans
who might need assistance.
• Psychological Health Care
– Marine commanders are fully engaged in promoting the psychological health of our Marines,
sailors, and family members.
– To assist leaders with prevention, rapid identification, and early treatment of combat
operational stress, we are expanding our program of embedding mental health professionals
in operational units.
• Suicide Prevention
– 42 suicides in 08.
– Suicide awareness and prevention program reviewed. As a result, a leadership training
program targeted at NCOs was directed.
– Suicide prevention initiatives to be continually and aggressively pursued.