Headquarters Marine Corp [HQMC] [Military Law] Law and Legal Definition
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), located in the National Capital Region, includes the offices of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and various agencies and staff functions. The function, composition, and general duties of HQMC are defined in the United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle C, Part I, Chapter 506 (Headquarters, Marine Corps).
HQMC "consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law and higher authority. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training, requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The Commandant also is responsible for the operation of the Marine Corps material support system.