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Maintaining the security of classified materials is vital to the mission of the Marine Corps.  All Marines are responsible for protecting these documents.


As an officer, you are required to report any incident that you believe is a security violation, to educate your subordinates in the importance and procedures of handling classified materials, and to maintain your personal standards of conduct.

In This Lesson                     

This lesson gives you an understanding of how to safeguard classified materials and an awareness of those key billets within a battalion/squadron that are in charge of protecting such materials.

This lesson covers the following topics:

Topic Page
Basic Definitions 4
Classification Designators 4
Classification Authority 5
Personal Security Clearances 5
Billet and Individual Responsibilities 6
Personal Conduct Standards 8
Personally Identifiable Information 8
Summary 10
References 10
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms 10
Notes 11