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Seven elements of the Marine Corps mssion
Provide FMF to the fleet
Provide security detachments at naval stations and bases
Provide for airborne operations in coordination with the triservice according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Develop x2 in coordination with the triservice the doctrine, tactics, techniques/procedures and equipment for amphibious and airborne operations
Expand peacetime components to meet wartime needs
Perform duties as the President may direct
Two Parallel Chains of Command
Service chain begins with the President, through Secretary of Defense and continues through Secretary of the Navy and Commandant of the Marine Corps
Operational chain runs from the President, through the Secretary of Defense, directly to commanders of combatant commands
Three Marine Corps operating forces
Marine Corps forces (MARFOR) employed as part of Naval expeditionary forces with Commander US Atlantic, Pacific Fleet and Commander Naval Forces Europe
Marine Corps security forces (MCSF) 3400 Marines who protect key naval installations and facilities worldwide.
Marine security guard detachments at embassies and consulates assigned to 121 diplomatic posts in 115 countries
Purpose of Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Consists of the Commandant of the Marines Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging those responsibilities. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the administration, discipline, internal organization, training requirements, efficiency and readiness.
Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF)
Balanced, combined-arms forces with organic ground, aviation, and sustainment elements. They are flexible, task-organized forces that can respond rapidly to a contingency anywhere in the world and are able to conduct a variety of missions
Marine Expenditionary Forces (MEF)elements and components
Command Element (CE)
Marine Air Wing, Air combat Element (ACE)
Marine Division, Ground Combat Element (GCE)
Force Service Support Group (FSSG, combat Service Support Group (CSSE)
Command Element (CE)
Headquarters, task organized to provide command and control capabilities. Consists of Command section, G-1 Division (personnel and administration) G-2 (intelligence and counterintelligence) G-3 (operations and training) G-4 (logistics) G-5 (plans) G-6 (communications and information systems) Comptroller divsion, communication Security Management Office, Special operations Training Group, Staff Judge Advocate Branch, Public Affairs Office Branch
Location of the three standing MEFs
I MEF southern California and Arizona
II MEF North and South Carolina
III MEF Japan and Hawaii
Mission of Marine Expeditionary Brigades
Commanded by Brigadier General
Rapid deployment and employment via amphibious shipping, stategic airlift, marrying with Maritime prepositioned Force (MPF) assests or any combination
Elements of a MEB
CE
ACE - Marine aircraft group
GCE - reinforced infantry regiment
CSSE - Brigade Service Support Group (BSSG)
Mission of Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU)
Self sustaining with rapid crisis response capability to execute a full range of military operations including: Reconnaissance and surveillance; specialized demolitions; tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP); seizure/recovery of offshore energy facilities; seizure/recovery of selected personnel or material; visit, board, search and sezuire vessels, in extremis hostage recovery.
Elements of MEU
CE
ACE - reinforced helicopter squadron
GCE - infantry battalion reinforced with artillery
CSSE - task organized CSSE
Location of seven standing MEUs
I MEF - 11th, 13th, 15th MEU
II MEF - 22nd, 24th, 26th MEU
III MEF - 31st MEU
Mission of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Elements (SPMAGTF)
Used for special purposes - disater relief, humanitarian assistance, noncombatant evacuation operations, or sercurity operations or in unique instaces such as Exxon Valdez oil spill containment
Elements of (SPMAGTF)
CE
ACE - task organized detachment of aircraft
GCE - a platoon size element
CSSE - task organized fpr specific requirments