Communication Directorate plans, coordinates, and implements communication strategies designed to build understanding, credibility, trust, and mutually beneficial relationships with the domestic and foreign publics on whom the Marine Corps' success or failure ultimately depends.
Communication Directorate serves as a liaison between Marines and the public. It facilitates the instantaneous flow of information that is generated through the 24-hour news cycle, the Internet and cellular communications.
Communication Strategy (COMMSTRAT) Marines must be trained, equipped and postured to serve the Force Commanders as they execute their duties in keeping Marines and the American people informed of what is happening on the battlefield as well as aboard Marine Corps bases.
To accomplish their mission, COMMSTRAT Marines must have a sound understanding of the organization, tactics and equipment used in war and other conflicts. They must be ingrained within the Commander's battle staff and must train side-by-side with the warfighting units. In peacetime and in war, the COMMSTRAT mission is to inform America's citizens about what their Marines are doing.
Sergeant Major Carlos A. Ruiz has been selected to serve as the 20th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
The Force Design Annual Update 2023 outlines the Marine Corps’ continued modernization and provides a framework for priorities moving forward. The Marine Corps is already implementing elements of Force Design and our Marines now use many of the capabilities it describes.
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, visited Marine Corps Embassy Security Group Headquarters at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., on May 19 to personally thank the Marines with Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment Khartoum for their exceptional performance during the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.
In accordance with the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance and Force Design 2030, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve formally activated the Marine Innovation Unit during an activation ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, on Friday, May 5, 2023.
In a milestone emphasizing the Marine Corps’ successful standardization in recruit training, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island will deactivate its Fourth Recruit Training Battalion in a ceremony June 15, 2023, and realign personnel between the service’s two recruit training locations.
The Marine Corps reflects on the legacy and passing of Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart. Lt. Gen. Stewart passed away April 28 in Aldie, Va.