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US Marine Corps

Definition/Scope: A separate military service within the U.S. Department of the Navy, charged with the provision of marine troops for seizure and defense of advanced bases and with conducting operations on land and in the air incident to naval campaigns. It is also responsible for providing detachments for service aboard certain types of naval vessels, as well as security forces for naval shore installations and U.S. diplomatic missions in foreign countries.

Used For:

Marine Corps



Broader Terms:

Navy Department
US armed forces

Narrower Terms:

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
1st Marine Division
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
4th Marine Logistics Group
Aviation Combat Element
Camp Lejeune
Camp Pendleton
Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities
Combat Service Support Element
Combat tracker dog
Command Element
Expeditionary Strike Force
Expeditionary Strike Group
Firepower Control Team
Forward Deployed Naval Force
Ground Combat Element
I Marine Expeditionary Force
II Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Aircraft Group 46
Marine Corps organizations
Marine Corps schools
Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine expeditionary force (forward)
Marine Expeditionary Unit
Multi-National Force - West
Naval Surface Fire Support
Patrol Explosives Detector Dog
Patrol Narcotics Detector Dog
RQ-2A Pioneer
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Specialized Search Dog
unified commands (Marine Corps components)
United States Marine Corps Forces Command
United States Marine Forces, Europe
United States Marine Forces, South
visit, board, search and seizure
Yuma Proving Ground

Related Terms:

Commandant of the Marine Corps
Inter-American Force
US Naval Academy
US Navy

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