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Encyclopedia > Marine Air Ground Task Force

The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. MAGTFs are composed of task-organized units under a single commander capable of responding rapidly to a contingency anywhere in the world. United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, which along with the U.S. Navy, is under the United States Department of the Navy. ...


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The four core elements the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) are : a command element, an aviation combat element, a ground combat element, and a combat service support element. The four core elements describe types of forces needed and not actual military units or commands. The basic structure of the MAGTF never varies, though the number, size, and type of Marine Corps units comprising each of its four elements will always be mission dependent. The flexibility of the organizational structure allows for one or more subordinate MAGTFs to be assigned. Source: http://www. ...

The smallest MAGTF that the Marine Corps will deploy is the Marine Expeditionary Unit. These are based around an infantry battalion with accompanying supporting arms units and a reinforced helicopter squadron. The largest MAGTF is the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). As an example, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is composed of a headquarters element, the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the 1st Marine Logistics Group. A Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is the smallest combined forces unit in the United States Marine Corps. ... The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the United States Marine Corps primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. ... The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest (active duty), and most decorated division-sized unit in the United States Marine Corps representing a combat-ready force of more than 19,000 men and women. ... Official force name Third Marine Aircraft Wing Other names 3 MAW The Wing Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command I MEF Description Combat ready expeditionary aviation forces. ... 1st Marine Logistics Group is located aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton California. ...

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