Marine Corps Combat Development Command
|Marine Corps Combat Development Command|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Role||Combat Development & Integration|
|Part of||Headquarters Marine Corps|
|Garrison/HQ||Marine Corps Base Quantico|
Prince William County, Virginia, U.S.
|DC, CD&I||Lieutenant General Karsten S. Heckl|
|ADC, CD&I||Brigadier General Mark H. Clingan|
|SgtMaj CD&I||Sergeant Major Thomas G. Eggerling|
|Charles C. Krulak |
David H. Berger
Robert S. Walsh
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. 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).
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. 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. On 1 Jan. 1968, the Marine Corps Schools was re-designated the Marine Corps Development and Education Command (MCDEC). On 10 Nov. 1987, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) was created. 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).
- Operational Analysis Directorate
- Training and Education Command
- Marine Corps Embassy Security Group
- Capabilities and Development Directorate
- Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
- "Mission and Organization". Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "Quantico History" (PDF). Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "MCCDC History". Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "History of Marine Corps Base Quantico". MCINCR. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "Chronologies – 1987". Marine Corps University. Retrieved 5 November 2020.