U.S. Marine Corps Non-Lethal Weapons Information

U.S. Marines Firing Non-Lethal Munitions during a Crowd Control Demonstration

The U.S. Marine Corps is responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. The U.S. Marine Corps uses non-lethal weapons to:

  • Augment lethal weapons
  • Deny, move, disperse and suppress personnel
  • Deny access to facilities
  • Warn/Stop vehicles and small vessels
  • Disable materiel
  • Provide Marines with hands-on training in using non-lethal weapons

More information about the U.S. Marine Corps' Escalation of Force - Non-Lethal Effects

U.S. Marine Corps Non-Lethal Weapon Efforts

The U.S. Marine Corps leads the following joint non-lethal weapons programs and projects:

U.S. Marine Corps Non-Lethal Weapons Points of Contact

U.S. Marine Corps Non-Lethal Weapons Central Action Officer
Telephone: 703-432-8461
DSN: 278-6207

U.S. Marine Corps Non-Lethal Weapons Program Support Officer
Telephone: 703-432-8140
DSN: 378-8140