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Headquarters Marine Corps, Department of Aviation develops, integrates, and coordinates plans and policies to manage the total life cycle of Marine Corps aviation programs.  It develops policies and direct practices and logistics resources as the designated Service lead within the Naval Aviation Enterprise and in partnership with the 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 the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration (DC CD&I), the Department of Aviation identifies 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), the Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA) serves as the resource sponsor for the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Total Obligation Authority funds appropriated for Marine Corps Aviation programs.   



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