New Command Will Unify Navy's Maritime Force Protection Units

Burgess, Richard R.
September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p26
This article focuses on the creation of the Maritime Force Protection Command in the U.S. The Maritime Force Protection Command (MFPC) will be established on October 1, 2004 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia, where many East Coast force protection units are based. The command's mission is to provide forces to protect Navy units and other assets that are outside secure installations or facilities. Capt. Mark E. Kosnik, selected to be the first commander of MFPC, will direct the force structure of existing naval coastal warfare squadrons, explosive ordnance disposal units, expeditionary salvage units and the recently created Navy Mobile Security Force detachments.


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