Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), located at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia, has the mission of supporting the development of future operational concepts and the determination of how to best organize, train, educate and equip the Marine Corps of the future.[1] Since 2005, the Commanding General for the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) has been dual hatted as the Deputy Commander, Combat Development & Integration (DC, CD&I).

Marine Corps Combat Development Command
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MCCDC Insignia
Active1921–present
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
RoleCombat Development & Integration
Part ofHeadquarters Marine Corps
Garrison/HQMarine Corps Base Quantico
Prince William County, Virginia, U.S.
Commanders
DC, CD&ILieutenant General Eric M. Smith
ADC, CD&IMajor General Kevin Iiams
SgtMaj CD&ISergeant Major Thomas G. Eggerling
Notable
commanders
Charles C. Krulak
David H. Berger
Robert S. Walsh

HistoryEdit

The predecessor to the MCCDC, Marine Corps Schools Quantico, was established in 1921 by the 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune.[2] Prospects of a Pacific war led to the development of the concepts and techniques of amphibious warfare, which were then applied in the Pacific theater of World War II.[3] On Jan. 1, 1968, the Marine Corps Schools was re-designated the Marine Corps Development and Education Command (MCDEC).[4] On Nov. 10, 1987, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) was created.[5] In 2005 the Commanding General for Marine Corps Combat Development Command was dual hatted as the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration (DC, DC&I).[3]

Subordinate unitsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mission and Organization". Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Quantico History" (PDF). Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "MCCDC History". Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  4. ^ "History of Marine Corps Base Quantico". MCINCR. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Chronologies - 1987". Marine Corps University. Retrieved 5 November 2020.