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Command element (United States Marine Corps)

USMC Combat Operations Center

In the United States Marine Corps, the command element (CE) is the command and control force of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). It provides C3I for the MAGTF.

Contents

  • Role within the MAGTF 1
  • Organization 2
    • Hierarchy of Marine command units 2.1
      • I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group 2.1.1
      • II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group 2.1.2
      • III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group 2.1.3
      • Headquarters Battalion 2.1.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Role within the MAGTF

The CE provides all headquarters functions for the MAGTF: command, operations, plans, and administration. It also often holds units which do not fit within the ground combat element, aviation combat element, or logistics combat element.

Organization

The size of the CE varies in proportion to the size of the MAGTF. A Marine Expeditionary Force has a MEF Headquarters Group, approximately the size of a regiment. A Marine Expeditionary Brigade holds a battalion-sized MEB Headquarters Group. The various Marine Expeditionary Units command a company-sized MEU Headquarters Group. Generally, MEF postings are permanent, while MEBs and MEUs rotate their GCE, ACE, and LCE twice annually.

Hierarchy of Marine command units

I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group

CE of I Marine Expeditionary Force

Insignia Name Location
1st Intelligence Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
9th Communication Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
1st Radio Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group

CE of II Marine Expeditionary Force

Insignia Name Location
2nd Intelligence Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
8th Communications Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
2nd Radio Battalion
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, Maryland

III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group

CE of III Marine Expeditionary Force

Insignia Name Location
3rd Intelligence Battalion
Camp Hansen, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
7th Communication Battalion
Camp Hansen, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
3rd Radio Battalion
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Camp Hansen, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Headquarters Battalion

CE of Marine Forces Reserve

Insignia Name Location
Intelligence Support Battalion[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana
6th Communications Battalion
Note: also fall under 4th Marine Logistics Group
New York City, New York
3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Long Beach, California
4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
West Palm Beach, Florida
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company
Mobile, Alabama
4th Force Reconnaissance Company
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
3rd Civil Affairs Group
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
4th Civil Affairs Group
Naval Support Facility Anacostia, Washington, D.C.

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  1. ^ Reserve Unit Directory
Web
  • I MHG official website
  • II MHG official website
  • III MHG official website
  • MFR official website
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