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4th Marine Logistics Group

Definition/Scope: The mission of 4th Marine Logistics Group (4th MLG) is to provide general and direct support plus sustained combat service support above and beyond the organic capabilities of support elements of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). 4th MLG provides support to MAGTF units both in garrison and during amphibious assaults and subsequent operations ashore. They are capable of providing global service support in multiple locations around the world. The 4th MLG’s functional capabilities lie in six main areas: maintenance, supply, transportation, medical services, dental care and engineering support. The 4th Force Service Support Regiment headquarters was activated Feb. 6, 1966, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Midland, Texas. In January 1968, the headquarters relocated to the Marine Reserve Training Center, Orlando, and then to the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, Atlanta, during 1971. In May 1976, the unit was re-designated as the 4th Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force. The headquarters remained in Atlanta for 10 years, and then moved to Marietta, Ga., in 1987. The flag of the 4th Marine Logistics Group has been located in New Orleans since February 1992. The Group consists of Headquarters and Service Bn, 4th Maintenance Bn, 4th Supply Bn, 6th Engineer Support Bn, 4th Landing Support Bn, 6th Motor Transport Bn, 6th Communications Bn, 4th Medical Bn and 4th Dental Bn. In recent years, 4th MLG has evolved into an operational-level logistics arm for the Marine Corps through its Marine Logistics Command (MLC) and the attendant operations center. The MLC is designed to provide a "warm start" capability that facilitates a rapid transition from peacetime potential to real-world, real-time execution of needed operational logistics capacity during wartime. This diversified command is comprised of more than 10,000 Marines and sailors in more than 50 locations across the United States, with more than 150 Military Occupational Specialties represented. These Marines and sailors keep their skills sharp by participating in a multitude of exercises throughout the United States and around the globe in addition to providing regular combat service support for the Global War on Terror.


4th MLG

Broader Terms:

Marine Logistics Groups
US Marine Corps

Narrower Terms:

Area Security

Related Terms:

1st Marine Logistics Group
2nd Marine Logistics Group
3rd Marine Logistics Group

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