Marine Expeditionary Force
Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) The largest Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) and the Marine Corps principal warfighting organization, particularly for larger crises or contingencies. It is task-organized around a permanent command element and normally contains one or more Marine divisions, Marine aircraft wings, and Marine force service support groups. The Marine expeditionary force is capable of missions across the range of military operations, including amphibious assault and sustained operations ashore in any environment. It can operate from a sea base, a land base, or both.
Broader Terms:expeditionary forces
Narrower Terms:Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Related Terms:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit