United States Marine Corps Organization and Missions

January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p89
The article presents information on the U.S. Marine Corps. Together with the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps is developing an organizational paradigm that replaces the Cold War-era Amphibious Ready Group--a typical formation of transport ships that hosted a Marine Expeditionary Unit during nominal six-month deployments overseas--with the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ESG adds the Tomahawk Land- Attack Missile striking power of surface combatants and nuclear-powered fastattack submarines with amphibious transport capability.


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