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Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
The official seal of the United States Department of the Navy.
Active December 1933 – present
Country  United States of America
Type Maritime general and special purpose landing force
Role Amphibious warfare, expeditionary warfare
Part of U.S. Department of the Navy
Garrison/HQ NAVSTA Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (FMFLANT) is an American maritime landing force that is spread across the Atlantic Ocean and reports to the United States Atlantic Command. It is headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk and directs and commands all the subordinate elements of the Navy Expeditionary Strike Force and Marine Air-Ground Task Force components that follow under the 2nd (Disestablished and merged with US Fleet Forces Command on 30 September 2011), 4th, and 6th Fleet and the Marine Forces Command (MarForCom). The Commanding General of Marine Forces Command is dual-posted as the Commanding General of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. FMFLANT is under operational control of the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet Forces Command, when deployed.

Organization

Reporting directly to the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) are the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), the Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and the Commanding Officers of three Marine Expeditionary Units (22d, 24th, 26th MEUs). The Commanding General, II MEF, exercises operational control over the 2d Marine Division, the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the 2d Marine Logistics Group.

Hierarchy of Fleet Marine Force units

Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (COMFLTFORCOM)

Naval Support Activity
Norfolk, Virginia

Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)

Landing Force, Second Fleet (LF2F)
Combined Task Force 22
(CTF-22)
Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk, VA
Combined Task Force 23
(CTF-23)
II Marine Expeditionary Force
(II MEF)
MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States

Marine Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH)

Landing Force, Fourth Fleet (LF4F)
Mayport Naval Station
Jacksonville, Florida
II Marine Expeditionary Force
MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States

Marine Forces, Europe (MARFOREUR)

Landing Force, Sixth Fleet (LF6F)
Task Force 61
Naval Support Activity Naples
Naples, Italy
Task Force 62
Task Force 68
II Marine Expeditionary Force
MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States

History

See also

External links

  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1989/SJH.htm
  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1995/MJS.htm
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