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Marine Expeditionary Force

A Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), formerly known as a Marine Amphibious Force, is the largest type of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. A MEF is the largest building block of United States Marine Corps combat power.

Contents

  • Structure 1
  • Organization 2
    • List of MEFs 2.1
      • I Marine Expeditionary Force 2.1.1
      • II Marine Expeditionary Force 2.1.2
      • III Marine Expeditionary Force 2.1.3
      • Marine Forces Reserve 2.1.4

Structure

An MEF is larger than a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB).

Each MEF consists of a division as the ground combat element, an aircraft wing as the aviation combat element, and a logistics group as the logistics combat element.

The MEF also contains a Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) and is the training section component for the MEU and MEB. The SOTG oversees the training and evaluation exercises for the MEU's annual Special Operations Capable Certification.

Organization

A MEF also commands several smaller MAGTFs, including MEBs and MEUs.

List of MEFs

I Marine Expeditionary Force


Camp Pendleton, California
Insignia Name Location
1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, California
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California
1st Marine Logistics Group
Camp Pendleton, California
1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Pendleton, California
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California

II Marine Expeditionary Force


Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Insignia Name Location
2nd Marine Division
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina
2nd Marine Logistics Group
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

III Marine Expeditionary Force


Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Insignia Name Location
3rd Marine Division
Camp Courtney, Okinawa
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Camp Foster, Okinawa
3rd Marine Logistics Group
Camp Kinser, Okinawa
3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Butler, Okinawa
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Hansen, Okinawa

Marine Forces Reserve


New Orleans, Louisiana
Insignia Name Location
4th Marine Division
New Orleans, Louisiana
4th Marine Aircraft Wing
New Orleans, Louisiana
4th Marine Logistics Group
New Orleans, Louisiana
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