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International Programs


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About Us

The International Programs (IP) office is a dedicated Security Cooperation (SC) organization and serves as advisor to the Commander of Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) on all Marine Corps international programs. IP plans, coordinates, implements, and executes all Marine Corps related SC acquisition and logistics matters, procedures, instructions, technology transfer and comparative technology programs, and international agreements and cooperation. IP is also responsible for the disclosure of classified information requests and technical data packages to provide military assistance to eligible foreign governments. This includes the sale, lease and transfer of Marine Corps defense articles (except for aviation and related articles), services and associated support to foreign partners.


Execute and promote Security Cooperation programs that foster partner interoperability, capability development, and alliances.


Key Programs

» Comparative Testing Program (CTP) manages USMC equities for inclusion in the OUSD A&S, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Emerging Capability and Prototyping (DASD, EC&P), Comparative Technology Office’s (CTO) Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program, Congressionally authorized in 1989 by Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 2350a(g).   

» Foreign Disclosure (FD) provides review, guidance and USMC position on the disclosure of military information to foreign governments and interests. FD is responsible for three specific categories of NDP-1.

» Foreign Military Sales (FMS) is the U.S. Government’s program for transferring defense articles, services, and training to our international partners and international organizations (DSCA, 2021).

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