The Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA) serves as the principal advisor to the Commandant on all aviation matters. DCA will develop, integrate, and coordinate plans and policies to manage the total life cycle of Marine Corps aviation programs. DCA will also develop policy and direct practices and logistics resources as the designated Service lead within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) and in partnership with Commander Naval Air Forces and Commander Naval Air Systems Command, to provide for and sustain the material readiness and safety of aviation platforms. In support of Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration (DC CD&I), DCA will identify emerging aviation concepts, technologies, capabilities, and systems that will enhance the lethality of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). In support of Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources (DC P&R), DCA will serve as the resource sponsor for Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Total Obligation Authority (TOA) funds appropriated for Marine Corps aviation programs.
2022 Aviation Plan