MEFs: The Corp' Standing MAGTFs

January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p93
The article presents information on the U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). MEF is described by the Marine Corps, in its annual Concepts and Programs publication, as the principal Marine Corps warfighting organization, particularly for a larger crisis or contingency. A MEF, which is normally commanded by a lieutenant general, can range in size from less than one division to several divisions and aircraft wings, working together with one or more force service-support groups. The MEFs are considered to be the Corps' primary Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs) in the sense that they are configured as MAGTFs in peacetime as well as in time of war.


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