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About Safety Division

Safety Division is one of several staff agencies which make up Headquarters, United States Marine Corps. The Safety Division is lead by a Colonel that reports directly to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and serves as the Commandant's principle advisor on Marine Corps safety matters. SD implements policy and directs Marine Corps risk management, safety and occupational health programs. SD also oversees the development of training for safety programs, conducts safety surveys, program reviews, and major mishap investigations in addition to ongoing analysis of mishap data to eliminate mishap recurrence.

SD's Mission

To enhance the war fighting capability and combat readiness of the Marine Corps through the leadership and management of a vibrant Marine Corps safety program containing integrated force preservation measures and a focus on mishap prevention through the direction and implementation of policies on safety, risk management, and occupational health programs.

SD's Vision

To develop a Marine Corps culture where safety is an integral part of mission accomplishment and where aggressive force preservation and safety are not the exclusive domain of the safety office, headquarters, commander, executive officer, deputy, or Serageant Major but rather resides at all levels of the Corps with safety and force preservation as everyone's goal and responsibility.

Strategic Goals

  • Make the Marine Corps a world-class safety organization
  • Provide resources and accountability
  • Standardize safety training
  • Improve technology systems & usage
  • Expand culture to integrate safety in all aspects of the Marine Corps
Force Preservation Concepts

Force preservation concepts enhance combat readiness and reduce hazards during all activities: Combat, non-combat, training, operations, and non-operational, off-duty and recreational.

  • All activities have risks
  • All risks can be managed
  • All mishaps can be averted
  • All Marines are accountable
Risk management skills, mishap prevention activities and understanding force preservation concepts are all integral to a successful and vibrant safety program.

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CMC Safety Division (SAFETY)

CMC Safety Division
2 Navy Annex, Rm. 2122
Washington, DC 20380

Phone: (703) 614-2147/1202