Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT) is a communication activity that provides timely, accurate information which informs and educates about the missions, organization, capabilities, needs, activities, and performance of the Marine Corps as an instrument of national defense.
The Marine Corps belongs to the American people, is uniquely described in Title 10 of the United States Code, and bears the responsibility of keeping the American people informed. Freedom of the press is one of the many constitutional rights we have sworn to uphold. At peace or at war, the public and the news media are entitled to timely, accurate information. How we respond to this mandate reflects directly on our institution. Our policy is clear: honesty, openness, and accessibility to the maximum extent possible.