Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command
The Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command (MARFORSTRAT) serves as the U. S. Marine Corps service component to the Commander, USSTRATCOM. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT is collocated with Headquarters, USSTRATCOM and staffed with 10 Marines and 3 civilian employees. LtGen Richard P. Mills assumed command as Commander, U. S. Marine Corps Forces, U. S. Strategic Command on 26 July 2011. He also commands the Marine Corps Combat Development Command from his headquarters based in Quantico, Virginia. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT is led by the Chief of Staff, a senior Colonel, permanently assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT brings to USSTRATCOM a resident knowledge and access to Marine Corps capabilities that can support all USSTRATCOM mission areas. Particular focus is advising USSTRATCOM, subordinate Joint Force Commanders, functional component and service component commanders on the proper employment of U.S. Marine Corps forces and capabilities. MARFORSTRAT also fulfills the USMC advocacy role for USSTRATCOM.