Headquarters Marine Corps

Quantico, VA

Crossroads of the Marine Corps

The Headquarters of the Marine Corps is located in Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.


The headquarters of every administrative component of the Marine Corps is located there. This includes personnel management, office of communications, the Marine Warfighting Laboratory and Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, the President's official helicopter transport.

Marine Barracks Washington D.C.

8th and I

The Marine Barracks, also known as "8th & I," is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. It was founded by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1801.

Located on the corners of 8th & I Streets in southeast Washington, D.C., the Barracks supports both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital.

The Barracks is home to many nationally recognized units, including the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Band, the official Marine Corps Color Guard, and the Marine Corps Body Bearers.


It is also the site of the Home of the Commandants, which, along with the Barracks, is a registered national historic landmark.

MCRD Parris Island

Recruit Training, East

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC is where every male Marine recruit east of the Mississippi River and every female recruit will begin their Marine Corps journey.

They will spend 13 weeks with their Drill Instructors learning how to march, shoot, and be United States Marines.

MCRD San Diego

Recruit Training, West

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA is where every male Marine recruit west of the Mississippi River will begin their Marine Corps journey.


Much like MCRD Parris Island, recruits who train here will be instructed in the critical skills needed to complete the transformation to become United States Marines.

MWTC Bridgeport

Mountain Warfare Training

The Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA is one of the Corps' most rigorous training areas.  Founded in response to tough winter fighting in the mountains of Korea, this installation has been essential to the training of Marines for decades.  Servicemembers who train here will be faced with extreme cold, deep snow, and thin mountain air as they learn to fight our nation's adversaries near the Yosemite National Park.

MCLB Albany, GA

Supply Depot, East

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is the Supply and Maintenance Depot for the entire ground combat element on the eastern seaboard. It is also the headquarters of Marine Corps Systems Command.


The primary mission of the units on the base is to rebuild and repair ground combat and combat support equipment and to support installations on the East Coast of the United States.


Today one of MCLB Albany’s most important facilities is the Marine Corps Logistics Command's Maintenance Center.

MCLB Barstow, Ca

Supply Depot, West

The counterpart to MCLB Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow is the service, support, and maintenance facilitiy for ground forces on the West Coast. 


The installation conducts repair, storage, and disposition of outdated equipment in support of training and operational forces of I MEF.