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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM)

Last Revised: April 18, 2016, 3:11 pm

Key COMMARFORCOM tasks include:

  • commanding Active Component (AC) “service retained” operating forces;
  • executing our Corps’ force provider/force sourcing and synchronization to effect force generation actions across the AC/Reserve Component (RC) in provisioning of our joint capable forces;
  • directing deployment, planning, and execution of “service retained” operating forces in support of CCDR and service requirements;
  • serving as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) and commanding our Corps’ embarked forces;
  • coordinating U.S. Marine Corps-U.S. Navy Integration of operational initiatives and advising Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) in support to our Corps’ forces assigned to naval ships, bases, and installations;
  • consulting, on behalf of the CMC, with Marine Force Commanders, designated commanders within the supporting establishment, and DC, CD&I/Commanding General Training and Education Command (CG TECOM) in order to develop and provide our Corps with a consolidated position on all joint training matters;
  • conducting service directed operational tasks as required.

Key MARFORCOM tasks include:

  • reviewing CCDR’s requirements to:
    • determine our Corps’ capabilities that could source the need;
    • analyze the capacity to sustain enduring requirements;
    • assess associated costs as well as operational, service, and institutional risks to provide informed feedback to Service Headquarters and the JS;
  • integrating the activities of force provider commands;
  • supporting service providers to synchronize the generation;
  • provisioning Marine forces ready for tasking by employing force component commanders;
  • monitoring, assessing, reporting, and ensuring the readiness of our operating forces to support current operations, contingency plans, and emerging force requirements;
  • assisting in the development and refinement of Joint /Marine Corps readiness standards in collaboration with the Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, & Operations (DC PP&O) and DC, CD&I, MARFORs and other Marine Corps organizations;
  • serving as the designated Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) within our Corps for joint training and exercises;
  • supporting Service-retained operating force integration and developing/synchronizing joint force integration;
  • coordinating naval operating force actions and initiatives as the waterfront partner to USFFC to improve U.S. Navy-U.S. Marine Corps integration and revitalize naval amphibious capabilities;
  • undertaking efforts with USFFC to reinvigorate the amphibious traditions that make the U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps team an invaluable national asset;
  • ensuring training in naval core competencies so USFFC and MARFORCOM-provided naval forces are prepared to address an uncertain security environment.

Operational Force Units

  • II Marine Expeditionary Force
    Marine Corp Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
    • II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group
      • Special Operations Training Group
      • 8th Communications Battalion
      • 2d Radio Battalion
      • 2d Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
      • 2d Law Enforcement Battalion
    • 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade
      • 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade Command Element
    • 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit
    • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
    • 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
    • Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Yorktown, VA
    • Chemical Biological Incident Response Force Indian Head, MD
  • 2D Marine Division
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
    • Headquarters Battalion
    • 2d Marine Regiment
      • 1st Battalion
      • 2d Battalion
      • 3d Battalion
    • 6th Marine Regiment
      • 1st Battalion
      • 2d Battalion
      • 3d Battalion
      • 2d Battalion, 9th Marines
    • 8th Marine Regiment
      • 1st Battalion
      • 2d Battalion
      • 3d Battalion
      • 1st Battalion, 9th Marines
    • 10th Marine Regiment
      • 1st Battalion
      • 2d Battalion
      • 2d Tank Battalion
      • 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion
      • 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
      • 2d Combat Engineer Battalion
      • 2d Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 2D Marine Aircraft Wing Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC
    • Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2
    • Headquarters 2d Marine Aircraft Wing
    • Marine Aircraft Group 14
      • Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14
      • Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 (VMAQT-1)
      • Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2
      • Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3
      • Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4
      • Marine Attack Squadron 223
      • Marine Attack Squadron 231
      • Marine Attack Squadron 542
      • Marine Attack Training Squadron 203
      • Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252
      • Marine Wing Support Squadron 271
    • Marine Aircraft Group 26
      • MCAS New River, NC
        • Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 162
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 261
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 263
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 264
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 266
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 365
        • Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Training Squadron 
    • Marine Aircraft Group 29
      • MCAS New River, NC
        • Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29
        • Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167
        • Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269
        • Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467
          • MCAS Cherry Point NC
    • Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366
      • MCAS Cherry Point, NC
        • Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461
        • Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464
        • Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302
        • Marine Wing Support Squadron 274
        • Marine Aircraft Group 31
      • MCAS Beaufort, SC
        • Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31
        • Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115
        • Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122
        • Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251
        • Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312
        • Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224
        • Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533
        • Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501
          ​(Eglin Air Force Base, FL)
        • Marine Wing Support Squadron 273
    • Marine Air Control Group 28
      • Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28
      • Marine Air Control Squadron 2
      • Marine Air Support Squadron 1
      • Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28
      • 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion
      • Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2
  • 2D Marine Logistics Group
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
    • Headquarters Regiment, 2D MLG
      • MEU Logistics Battalion 22
      • MEU Logistics Battalion 24
      • MEU Logistics Battalion 26
    • Combat Logistics Regiment 2
      • Combat Logistics Battalion 2
      • Combat Logistics Battalion 6
      • Combat Logistics Battalion 8
    • Combat Logistics Regiment 25
      • 2d Maintenance Battalion
      • 2d Medical Battalion
      • 2d Supply Battalion
      • Combat Logistics Company 21
        • MCAS Cherry Point, NC
      • Combat Logistics Company 23
        • MCAS Beaufort, SC
    • 8th Engineer Support Battalion
    • 2d Dental Battalion
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