The Command Chronology is a documented report to the Commandant of the Marine Corps covering the significant events of designated Marine Corps organizations. It is retained on behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps in the Archives Branch, History Division. The Command Chronology is vital to documenting the history of the United States Marine Corps.
As mandated by Marine Corps Order 5750.1H, SECNAV Manual M5210.1, and the National Archives and Records Administration, Command Chronologies are defined as permanent records of the United States government.
The purpose of the Command Chronology Program is to:
The Command Chronology will:
Successful execution of this program depends upon the inherent commitment of commanders, staff members, and individuals involved to be sensitive to historically significant developments, to safeguard the history and traditions of the Corps, and to be well versed in the spirit and intent of Marine Corps Order 5750.1H.
Command Chronologies support the Marine Corps and Marines—active duty and retired—on a number of levels. These documents are used every day by: