Marine Corps Base Quantico
Located in Virginia, about four miles from the small town of Triangle,
the Marine Corps Base Quantico is a major base for the training of U.S.
Marines. It covers approximately 100 square miles, or 1,025 acres and
is under the command of Colonel Daniel J. Choike. Portions of the base
are in Prince William County, Stafford County, and Fauquier County and
it has earned the nickname "Crossroads of the Marine Corps."
There are approximately 12,000 people on the base, including both military
and civilians, and the base has a budget of roughly $300 million. Both
the Corps Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Officer Candidates
School is located at this base, as is the Marine Corps Brig, a military
prison. Other agencies besides the Marines use this facility. The FBI
Academy is located here as is the training facility for the Drug Enforcement
Due to the rich history of this base, there are several areas which make
up the Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District. The base procured
its name because of the fact that it lies so close to the Potomac River.
The word comes from the Native American word for "by the large stream."
Before the area was a military base, it was a part of the Town of Quantico.
In 1917, the Marine Barracks, Quantico was established. During World War
I, thousands of men were trained before going to war. MCB Quantico is
known as being the location where the Marines had their first Aircraft
Wing and their first helicopter squadron. In the thirties, they also developed
amphibious landing crafts and the Amphibious Warfare Doctrine here.
Overview of Units at MCB Quantico
There are numerous different Marine units which are based at Marine Corps
Base Quantico. The Marine Corps Embassy Security Group is a unit of Marines
whose responsibility it is to protect U.S. Embassies, as well as consulates
and other government offices abroad. They work in allegiance with the
Department of State and are crucial in keeping U.S. citizens safe overseas.
The Marine Corps Combat Development Command is also located there and
their mission is to help train Marines in combat. This includes leadership,
education, training, organization, and more. The Warfighting Laboratory
was established there in 1995 and was originally known as the Commandant's
Warfighting Laboratory. It is under the Marine Corps Combat Development
Command and is dedicated to improving the warfare capabilities. The Marine
Corps Recruiting Command is located at the base and is in charge of recruiting
civilians to join the U.S. Marines.
Crimes committed on military bases or by members of the military need to
be taken very seriously. If you are a member of the military or were accused
of committing a crime while on a military base like MCB Quantico, you
need a legal representative who has experience in both criminal law and
military law. The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service is a military
criminal defense law firm which is able to help members of the Armed Forces
across the world. If you or a loved one was accused of assault, DUI, murder,
a drug crime, unexcused absence, or a war crime, we could help you. We
have been able to successfully handle these types of cases and understand how the
Uniform Code of Military Justice comes into play. If you want to discuss your case with our team, please
do not hesitate to get in touch with our office. Who you choose to defend
you could make all the difference in the outcome of our case.
For Further Information
Map of Marine Corps Base Quantico
Information on Marine Corps Base Quantico
MCB Quantico Website
Criminal Defense Information