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Marine Air-Ground Task Force

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) The Marine Corps principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations, composed of forces task-organized under a single commander capable of responding rapidly to a contingency anywhere in the world. The types of forces in the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) are functionally grouped into four core elements: a command element, an aviation combat element, a ground combat element, and a combat service support element. The four core elements are categories of forces, not formal commands. The basic structure of the MAGTF never varies, though the number, size, and type of Marine Corps units comprising each of its four elements will always be mission dependent. The flexibility of the organizational structure allows for one or more subordinate MAGTFs to be assigned.



Broader Terms:

Marine forces
Task Force
United States Marine Corps Forces Command
US Marine Corps

Narrower 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
Assault Breacher Vehicle
Aviation Combat Element
Combat Service Support Element
Ground Combat Element
ground control element
I Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine expeditionary force (forward)
Marine Expeditionary Unit
Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
Marine Personnel Carrier
RQ-7B Shadow

Related Terms:

1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
air and naval gunfire liaison company
Aviation Combat Element
Command Element
Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Expeditionary Unit
tactical air command center

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