Headquartered in Washington, DC, Installations and Logistics (I&L) comprises six primary divisions (Facilities & Services, Small Business Programs, Marine Corps Business Enterprise Office, Logistics Plans, Policies, and Strategic Mobility Division, Contracting Division, and Logistics Support Division) all operating with specific missions in mind:
* Enhance logistics support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), the Nation's premier expeditionary force-in-readiness, across the spectrum of conflict
* Increase equipment readiness through "cradle-to-grave" management of weapons systems
* Improve combat readiness through innovation
* Deliver the highest quality support, services, and amenities to our Marines and Families in garrison and while deployed
Military bases and stations are the "fifth element" of the MAGTF because of their close link to the operating forces. I&L aims to ensure that installation assets and capabilities are always available to support operations and training requirements. This is especially critical as significant transition in platforms, weapons, technology, and doctrine are underway today. Marine Corps installations are the foundation of Combat Readiness--this is where training, work environments, and quality of life services and programs come together. Everything that takes place aboard installations directly supports the warfighter and essential elements of Marine culture.
The Logistics Support Division (LS) provides a single touch point for the Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics Department, and external agencies by performing the advocacy role for the Marine Corps CSSE and Installations communities. Further, the LS Division has management responsibility for internal Departmental coordination, training/education, travel, personnel management, IT services, NMCI, and security/force protection for the I&L Department.
LOGISTICS PLANS, POLICIES, AND STRATEGIC MOBILITY DIVISION (LP)
Under the direction of the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (I&L), LP is responsible for formulating Marine Corps logistics plans, policies, and concepts; exercising staff supervision over joint and Marine Corps logistics matters, logistics manpower matters, logistics analysis, mobility, lift requirements, sustainability, productivity, materiel readiness, logistics information systems, security assistance, and fiscal matters for appropriate division sponsored programs; and coordinating the logistics aspects of the prepositioning program.
LOGISTICS DISTRIBUTION POLICY BRANCH (LPD)
This Branch is responsible for functional area advocacy, operational oversight, and policy development and guidance. Responsibilities include coordination and dissemination roles for USMC and Joint policy and procedural requirements for sustainment distribution including freight and logistics chain...