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Command Element

Definition/Scope: The core element of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) that is the headquarters. The command element is composed of the commander, general or executive and special staff sections, headquarters section, and requisite communications support, intelligence, and reconnaissance forces necessary to accomplish the MAGTF mission. The command element provides command and control, intelligence, and other support essential for effective planning and execution of operations by the other elements of the MAGTF. The command element varies in size and composition. JP 1-02



Acronym:

CE

Broader Terms:

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Command and Control
element
Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
US Marine Corps

Related Terms:

Aviation Combat Element
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Expeditionary Unit


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