United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

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Not to be confused with Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.
Marine Forces Pacific
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific insignia.png
MARFORPAC insignia
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Marine Corps
Size 84,000 Marines and sailors
Part of United States Pacific Command
Garrison/HQ Camp H. M. Smith
Motto(s) "In Any Clime and Place!"
Colors Marine Corps Colors
Commanders
Current
commander
LtGen John A. Toolan

Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) is the United States Marine Corps service component command of United States Pacific Command. It is the largest field command in the Marine Corps and is headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii.

It is composed of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). Each MEF comprises a command element (CE), a ground combat element (GCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Divisions), an aviation combat element (ACE) (1st and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wings), and a logistics combat element (LCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Logistics Groups).

Mission

As the assigned service component to United States Pacific Command area of responsibility, Marine Forces Pacific is responsible for the support, planning, and provision of forces in the PACOM AOR or elsewhere as required and may be designated as an executive agent for standing responsibilities or named operations.

Longstanding missions for MARFORPAC include building partner capacity in support of regional cooperation and capacity-building efforts, as well as the defense of South Korea (via subordinate command MARFORK) and Japan. Marine Forces Pacific also provided combat units to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Notable former commanders

LtGen (later General) Charles C. Krulak, who was selected to be Commandant of the Marine Corps

LtGen Louis H. Wilson - Medal of Honor Recipient - who was selected to be Commandant of the Marine Corps

See also

Notes


References

  • "Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 
  • Cole, William (August 23, 2008). "New commander for Marine Forces Pacific". The Honolulu Advertiser. MarineCorpsTimes.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  • Marion, Lance Cpl. Brian A. (August 22, 2008). "Goodman relinquishes command of MarForPac". marines.mil. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  • Agostini, Cpl. Luis R. (August 4, 2003). "OIF/OEF Marine Commander Relinquishes Command of Pacific". military.com. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  • "Lieutenant General Libutti Takes MARFORPAC Helm". highbeam.com. June 24, 1999. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  • "MarForPac general passes the torch". marines.mil. September 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08. [dead link]
  • "MARFORPAC bids farewell to Robling, welcomes Toolan". marines.mil. October 1, 2014. 

External links

  • "Marine Forces Pacific website". Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
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