13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Definition/Scope: The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units currently in existence in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air Ground Task Force with a strength of about 2,200 personnel. The MEU consists of a command element, a reinforced infantry battalion, a composite helicopter squadron and an MEU service support group. The 13th MEU is currently based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Broader Terms:I Marine Expeditionary Force
Narrower Terms:Aviation Combat Element
Related Terms:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit