How to Write to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

by Darby Stevenson

The Commandant is the highest ranking office in the United States Marine Corps and reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy. The commandant is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is a four star general. The Commandant is appointed by the President of the United States for a four year term. In 2010 the Commandant of the Marine Corps was General James F. Amos. You may write to the office of the Commandant using several different methods.

Email the office of the Commandant through Marine Mail. Marine Mail is a forum for members of the armed forces and civilians to use to address the office of the Commandant. According to the Commandant of the Marine Corps website, it should be used for comments or questions relating to what the U.S. Marine Corps is doing; what they should be doing; what they are doing that they should do differently; what they are doing that they should not be doing and what new concepts they investigate to improve fighting capabilities. Inquiries and comments should be emailed to marine.mail.fct@usmc.mil .

Address the office of the Commandant through conventional mail. Send a self addressed stamped envelope to: Commandant Marine Corps HQMC 3000 Marine Corps Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-3000 If your comment or question relates to one of the topics mentioned in Step 1, add the heading "Marine Mail" to the address.

Write to the office of the Commandant through the Virginia headquarters. This address is better for queries relating to the location of active marines, reservists, and retired marines. Commandant of the Marine Corps Headquarters, USMC Code MMSB-10 Quantico, VA 22134-5030 You may also call this office at 703-640-3942, ext. 43.

About the Author

Darby Stevenson began writing in 1997 for his high-school newspaper, the "Alsea Valley Voice," which won him statewide awards for Best Feature Article and Best Personality Interview. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from the University of Oregon.

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