What are the 7 elements of the Marine Corps?
Provide Provide Develop Provide Develop Expand Perform
Provide - fmf w/ combined arms & support air comps for service w/ the U.S. Fleet in seizure & defense of advanced naval bases and for the Conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the execution of naval campaign. Provide - detachments & organizations for service on armed vessels of the navy & security detachments for the protection of naval property at naval stations & bases. Provide - marfor for airborne ops in coordination with army, navy & air force according to doctrine est. by joint chiefs of staff.
Develop -in coordination with the army, navy, air force, the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and equipment employed by landing forces in amphib ops. Develop - in coordination with army, navy & air force, the doctrine, procedures, & equipment for airborne ops.
Expand - peacetime components that meet wartime needs according to joint mobilization plans.
Perform - such other duties as the Pres. May direct.
Who makes up the SERVICE COC?
- President - Secretary of Defense - Secretary of the Navy - Commandant
Who makes up the OPERATIONAL COC?
- President - Secretary of Defense - Commanders of Combatant Commands
What are the 3 Marine Corps operating forces?
- Marine forces - Marine Corps Security Forces - Security guard detachments
Commanders of Marfor Atlantic and Pacific serve as what?
Commanders of MARFOR Atlantic and Pacific serve waith what status?
Naval type Commander
MCSF is composed of how many Marines?
MCSF protect what?
Key Naval officer installations and facilities worldwide
Marine Security guard detachments provide forces to what?
Department of State for embassy security.
Marine security guard detachments current assignments?
- 121 diplomatic posts - 115 countries
Internal organization of headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps is described in what manual?
Headquarters Marine Corps Organizational Manual.
Who makes up HQMC?
Commandant and staff agencies the advise and assist discharge of responsibilities.
Commandant is responsible to who and to what?
SECNAV - total performance of the Corps
What is a MAGTF?
Principle organization for the conduct of all missions across the range of mil ops
What is the Command Element (CE)?
MAGTF HQ. Task organized to provide command & control capabilities.
What does the CE consist of?
- Command section - G1 (personnel & admin) - G2 (intel/counterintel) - G3 (operations & training) - G4 (logistics) - G5 (plans) - G6 (comm & info system) - Comptroller div - Comm security management office - SOTG - Staff judge advocate branch - PA office.
What is the mission of the CE?
Provide cc of the MEF. Responsible for cc, direction, planning, coordination of air, ground, & logistical ops of assigned forces.
Marine Headquarters Group (MHG) provides what?
Admin, training & logistical support to MEF & MEB command elements.
MHG functions as what?
Higher HQ for the 4 major subordinate elements.
Mission of the Marine Forces Reserve (MFR)?
Augment and reinforce active Marine forces in the time of war, national emergency or contingency ops.
Purpose of the ACE?
Task organized to support the MAGTF mission by performing up to 6 functions of Marine Div.
Size of an ACE?
Vary in size from an aviation detachment to multiple MAW's
How is the GCE formed?
Formed around an infantry organization reinforced with arty, recon, armor, & engineer forces.
Logistics Combat Element is formed around what?
What size is a LCE?
May vary from support detachments to multiple MLG's.
How many standing MEF's exist?
Where is I MEF located?
Where is II MEF located?
North & South Carolina
what does each standing MEF consist of
what is a MEB built around
Reinforced infantry regiment
what rank normally commands a MEB
What is the ACE within a MEB
what is the GCE within a MEB
MAR REG (reinforced marine regiment)
what is the LCE within a MEB
CLR (combat logistics regiment)
what reinforcements does the ACE provide the a MEU
what reinforcements does the GCE provide the MEU
what reinforcements does the LCE provide to a MEU
what specialized operations is a MEU capable of
recon & surveillance
TRAP tact recouvery aircraft & personel
seizure/recouver offshore energy facilities
VBSS visit, board, search, seizure
in-extremis hostage recovery
a MEU command element CE consists of what sections
S1-S-4 & S-6
what is V/STOL
vertical short take-off and landing
what is the GCE within a MEU
what is the LCE within a MEU
CLB (combat logistics battalion)
how many standing MEU CE's exist
what MEU's reside in I MEF
11, 13, 15
what MEU reside in II MEF
22, 24, 26
what MEU resides in III MEF
what instance would a SPMAGTF be utilized
non combat evac ops
what is the ACE of a SPMAGTF
task organized detachment of aircraft
what is the GCE of a SPMAGTF
composed of a PLT sized Element
describe the LCE of a SPMAGTF
task organized to meet the specific service support requirments