Records management is everyone’s responsibility. The Marine Corps is responsible to manage and preserve Marine Corps records to document Marine achievements and historical events, comply with legal/statutory obligations and fiscal requirements, and support future business use. The Records, Reports, and Directives Management Branch (ARDB), Administration and Resources Management Division (AR Div), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), operates under a ‘Policy, Training and Compliance’ ethos. ARDB administers and enforces policy, and trains to policy to achieve legal and statutory compliance in records management. Regardless of form or medium, all Marine Corps records will be maintained using lifecycle management and, when possible, managed and remain in an electronic format throughout their lifecycle.