Safety Force Preservation Council
Safety Division Force Preservation Council

The Force Preservation Council (FPC) Handoff Tool MARADMIN 675/16 has been released!

HQMC was tasked by the Executive Force Preservation Board with providing a system to assist commanders in tracking Force Preservation risks as Marines transfer, in order to prevent critical information being lost between commands. The Force Preservation Hand-Off Tool in Marine Online will greatly simplify the process of passing critical Force Preservation information between units by identifying the FPC point of contract at the losing command. A forthcoming MARADMIN will explain the requirement and business rules for using the tool.

For more information on how to use the new Force Preservation Council Handoff Tool, please access the FPC PowerPoint Presentation, which contains slides of detailed instructions.


Force Preservation Council Basics: this informative Power Point Presentation is intended to educate Marines about Force Preservation Councils (FPC).

  • What is the intent?
  • Who makes up an FPC?
  • What are the requirements?
  • What's the process?
  • What are some risk indicators?
  • Where do I go for assistance?


The Risk Assessment Mapping Process: The Risk Assessment Mapping Process (RAMP) is one method commonly used by FPCs to assess and codify risk behavior and is based on basic risk management principles.

Policy: The FPC process is governed by Marine Corps Order, which supersedes all previous guidance. The now published and finalized MCO 1500.60 addresses that governance, as well as a descriptive information paper describing Force Preservation Councils.

Further Reading: From this collection, you'll find articles and information about Force Preservation Programs that may help you develop effective risk mitigation strategies and increase the effectiveness of your unit's Force Preservation Council.

For further information or assistance, please call 703-697-7339 or 703-604-4365.