The commandant of the Marine Corps is the highest-ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps and is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The CMC reports directly to the United States secretary of the Navy and is responsible for ensuring the organization, policy and programs for the Marine Corps as well as advising the president, the secretary of defense, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, the secretary of the Navy on matters involving the Marine Corps. Under the authority of the secretary of the Navy, the CMC designates Marine personnel and resources to the commanders of Unified Combatant Commands; the commandant performs all other functions prescribed in Section 5043 in Title 10 of the United States Code or delegates those duties and responsibilities to other officers in his administration in his name. As with the other joint chiefs, the commandant is an administrative position and has no operational command authority over United States Marine Corps forces.
The commandant is nominated by the president for a four-year term of office and must be confirmed by the Senate. By statute, the commandant is appointed as a four-star general while serving in office. "The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, internal organization, requirements and readiness of the service; the Commandant is responsible for the operation of the Marine Corps material support system." Since 1801, the official residence of the commandant has been located in the Marine Barracks in Washington, D. C. and his main offices are in Virginia. The responsibilities of the commandant are outlined in Title 10, Section 5043, the United States Code and the position is "subject to the authority and control of the Secretary of the Navy"; as stated in the U. S. Code, the commandant "shall preside over the Headquarters, Marine Corps, transmit the plans and recommendations of the Headquarters, Marine Corps, to the Secretary and advise the Secretary with regard to such plans and recommendations, after approval of the plans or recommendations of the Headquarters, Marine Corps, by the Secretary, act as the agent of the Secretary in carrying them into effect, exercise supervision, consistent with the authority assigned to commanders of unified or specified combatant commands under chapter 6 of this title, over such of the members and organizations of the Marine Corps and the Navy as the Secretary determines, perform the duties prescribed for him by section 171 of this title and other provisions of law and perform such other military duties, not otherwise assigned by law, as are assigned to him by the President, the Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of the Navy".
38 men have served as the commandant of the Marine Corps. The first commandant was Samuel Nicholas, who took office as a captain, though there was no office titled "Commandant" at the time, the Second Continental Congress had authorized that the senior-most Marine could take a rank up to Colonel; the longest-serving was Archibald Henderson, sometimes referred to as the "Grand old man of the Marine Corps" due to his thirty-nine-year tenure. In the history of the United States Marine Corps, only one Commandant has been fired from the job: Anthony Gale, as a result of a court-martial in 1820. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Military Secretary to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps. Allan Reed Millett and Jack Shulimson, eds.. Commandants of the Marine Corps. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-0-87021-012-9. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter Ulbrich, David J..
Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936–1943. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1591149033. Official website
The 2018 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began on August 30, 2018 and ended with the Division II championship on December 15, 2018 at the McKinney Independent School District Stadium in McKinney, hosted by the Lone Star Conference. The game was awarded to another bid by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas but, due to field repairs, that contract was terminated in September of 2018. Texas A&M–Commerce Lions were the defending champions from the previous season. October 3 – Long Island University announced that it would merge its two current athletic programs—the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, full but non-football members of the Division I FCS Northeast Conference, LIU Post Pioneers, full members of the Division II non-football East Coast Conference and football members of the Northeast-10 Conference—effective with the 2019–20 school year.
The new program will compete under the LIU name with a new nickname, inheriting the Division I and NEC memberships of LIU Brooklyn. Following the athletic merger, the former Post football team will become the LIU football team, competing in the NEC as an FCS member. September 1: Morehouse 34, Arkansas–Pine Bluff 30 September 22: Truman State 34, Valparaiso 20 The 2018 NCAA Division II Football Championship was the 46th edition of the Division II playoffs; the playoffs began on November 17 and concluded with the championship game on December 15. The field consisted of seven from each of the four super regions; the participants in each region were determined by the regional rankings. The top seed in each region received a first-round bye. After the quarterfinals, the regional winners were reseeded one through four, with #1 meeting #4 in the semifinals and #2 meeting #3. 2018 NCAA Division II football rankings 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season 2018 NCAA Division III football season 2018 NAIA football season
Cara Morey is the head coach of Princeton University's Women's Ice Hockey team, the Tigers, a former women's ice hockey player that has competed with Canada's Under-22 National Team. In July 2016, she was named an assistant coach of Canada women's national under-18 ice hockey team for the 2016-17 season. Prior to the appointment, she captured gold as an assistant coach with Canada's National Women's Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup. Raised in Hensall, Morey was a gold-medalist with Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team at the 2000 Nations Cup, contested in Füssen, Germany. A former competitor for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey and field hockey programs, Morey was the winner of the Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award for field hockey in 1999; as a field hockey competitor, she led the team in both points during the 2000 season. In addition, she would earn Second Team Regional All-American recognition for her efforts in the 2000 season; as of 2015, Morey ranked fifth all-time in goals and sixth overall in points among Brown Bears field hockey competitors.
In her final ice hockey season with the Brown Bears, she registered 12 points in 28 games played, including three power play goals and one game-winning goal, respectively. During her time as a member of the ice hockey team, the Bears qualified for three AWCHA National Championship Tournament appearances. Upon graduation, she played two seasons in the original NWHL, spending her first season with the Montreal Wingstar and her second season with the Brampton Thunder, her competitive playing career was disrupted in 2003 due to a snowmobiling accident, in which she broke a femur. While her husband, former NFL player Sean Morey, competed for the Pittsburgh Steelers, she was a coach at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. In addition, she would spend time as a coach with the Phoenix Lady Coyotes U-19 AAA team, her involvement with the team was attributed to her husband joining the Arizona Cardinals in his career. Since 2011, Morey served as the associate head coach of the women's hockey team at Princeton University, alongside Jeff Kampersal.
In the summer of 2017, Morey was appointed Head Coach of The Princeton Women's Ice Hockey team when Kampersal left to be head coach at Pennsylvania State University. During the length of her tenure there, she helped lead the Tigers to the ECAC quarterfinals five times as well as the ECAC semifinals when Princeton went 20-10-3, she was crucial to Princeton's run to the 2016 Ivy League championship and at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. As of 2017, Princeton had nine All-ECAC and 18 All-Ivy League selections during her years with the team, she helped Kelsey Koelzer earn first-team All-America honors in 2016, recruited and developed goalie Steph Neatby, the 2017 USCHO Division I Rookie of the Year. Morey participated in national sports organization Hockey Canada's female coach development initiative to promote world-class performance and leadership skills. 1999 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award 2001 Ivy League First All-Star Team 2001 ECAC Second All-Star Team in 2000-01 2001: Brown Bears best defensive player award 2001: Ivy League All-Academic Team Morey graduated from Brown University in 2001.
Her husband Sean Morey was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers roster that won Super Bowl XL. Together, they have three daughters: Devan and Shea