Logistics combat element

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In the United States Marine Corps, the logistics combat element (LCE), formerly combat service support element, is the portion of the Marine air-ground task force responsible with providing logistical support. It provides equipment and personnel to keep the MAGTF running logistically.

The logistics combat element (LCE), organized into battalions, regiments, and groups, has its own headquarters element for command and control (management and planning for manpower, intelligence, operations and training, and logistics functions) of its subordinate units and contains the majority of the combat service support units for the MAGTF, including: heavy motor transport, ground supply, heavy engineer support, ground equipment maintenance, and advanced medical and dental units, along with certain specialized groups such as air delivery, EOD, and landing support teams.

The size of the LCE varies in proportion to the size of the MAGTF. A Marine expeditionary force has a Marine logistics group or MLG. A Marine expeditionary brigade holds a combat logistics regiment or CLR, often reinforced with equipment and personnel from other logistics units. The various Marine expeditionary units command a reinforced combat logistics battalion. Generally, MEF postings are permanent, while MEBs and MEUs rotate their GCE, ACE, and LCE twice annually.

Hierarchy of Marine logistics units

1st Marine Logistics Group

LCE of I Marine Expeditionary Force
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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Dental Battalion
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7th Engineer Support Battalion

Combat Logistics Regiment 1

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 1
Combat Logistics Battalion 5
Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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1st Transportation Support Battalion

Combat Logistics Regiment 15

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Maintenance Battalion
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1st Medical Battalion
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1st Supply Battalion
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Dragon Warriors
Combat Logistics Company 11
CLC-11 insignia.jpg
Combat Logistics Company 16
CLC-16 insignia.jpg
Los Lobos

Combat Logistics Regiment 17

CLR-17 logo.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 11
CLB-11 LOGO.jpg
Combat Logistics Battalion 13
Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Insignia.svg
Combat Logistics Battalion 15

2nd Marine Logistics Group

LCE of II Marine Expeditionary Force
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
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2nd Dental Battalion
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8th Engineer Support Battalion
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Combat Logistics Regiment 2

CLR 2 LOGO.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 2
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Combat Logistics Battalion 6
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Combat Logistics Battalion 8
CLB-8 insignia.png

Combat Logistics Regiment 25

CLR-25 logo.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
2nd Maintenance Battalion
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2nd Supply Battalion
2nd Medical Battalion
Combat Logistics Company 21
CLC-21 insignia.jpg
Combat Logistics Company 23
CLC-23 insignia.jpg

Combat Logistics Regiment 27

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 22
Combat Logistics Battalion 24
Combat Logistics Battalion 26
CLB-26 insignia.jpg
2nd Military Police Battalion
2nd Military Police Battalion.jpg

3rd Marine Logistics Group

LCE of III Marine Expeditionary Force
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
3rd Dental Battalion
3rd Dental Battalion.gif
9th Engineer Support Battalion

Combat Logistics Regiment 3

CLR3 Graphic.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 3
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Combat Logistics Battalion 4
The Supporting Edge

Combat Logistics Regiment 35

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
3rd Medical Battalion
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3rd Maintenance Battalion
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3rd Supply Battalion
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Combat Logistics Company 35
Combat Logistics Company 36
CLC-36 insignia.jpg

Combat Logistics Regiment 37

CLR-37 LOGO.png
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 31
Atlas Battalion

4th Marine Logistics Group

LCE of Marine Forces Reserve
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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
4th Maintenance Battalion
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4th Supply Battalion
4th Supply Battalion.JPG
6th Engineer Battalion
6th Motor Transport Battalion
4th Medical Battalion
4th Dental Battalion
4th Landing Support Battalion
6th Communications Battalion
Note: also falls under CE, Marine Forces Reserve
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See also


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