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Ground Combat Element

Definition/Scope: The core element of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) that is task-organized to conduct ground operations. It is usually constructed around an infantry organization but can vary in size from a small ground unit of any type, to one or more Marine divisions that can be independently maneuvered under the direction of the MAGTF commander. The ground combat element itself is not a formal command. JP 1-02



Acronym:

GCE

Broader Terms:

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
element
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
US Marine Corps

Related Terms:

Aviation Combat Element
RQ-14 Dragon Eye
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force


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