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1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (United States)

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
1st MEB insignia
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
PartĀ of I Marine Expeditionary Force
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Brigadier General Joaquin F. Malavet

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade is a unit in the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and is the "middleweight" crisis response force of choice in the European and Southern Command Areas of Operation. It is able to "operate independently, as a service component, or to lead a Joint Task Force".


Was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station until 1992.


  • Command Element - Battalion equivalent headquarters organization, formed of companies/detachments sourced from the parent MEF HQ Group and staff, and with the Deputy MEF Commander as the MEB Commander.
  • Ground Combat Element - Regimental Combat Team (RCT) consisting of a reinforced Marine Infantry Regiment.
  • Aviation Combat Element - Marine Aircraft Group (MAG), consisting of a combination of rotary-wing, tiltrotor, and/or fixed wing aircraft squadrons/detachments and aviation support squadrons/detachments, capable of conducting all (6) functions of Marine aviation including offensive air support, assault support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, anti-air warfare and Aerial Reconnaissance.
  • Logistics Combat Element - Combat Logistics Regiment (CLR), consisting 1 to 3 Combat Logistics Battalions (CLB) and capable of providing full-spectrum Combat Service Support to all elements of the MEB.

See also


  • 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's official website (Archived 2013-06-21)
  • 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade at

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