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Combat Service Support Element

Definition/Scope: The core element of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) that is task-organized to provide the combat service support necessary to accomplish the MAGTF mission. The combat service support element varies in size from a small detachment to one or more force service support groups. It provides supply, maintenance, transportation, general engineering, health services, and a variety of other services to the MAGTF. The combat service support element itself is not a formal command. JP 1-02



Broader Terms:

combat service support
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
US Marine Corps

Related Terms:

Aviation Combat Element
Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force
support units

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