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Marine Forces Pacific

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Marine Forces Pacific

Not to be confused with Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.
Marine Forces Pacific

MARFORPAC insignia
Country United States
Branch USMC
Size 84,000 Marines and sailors
PartĀ of United States Pacific Command
Garrison/HQ Camp H. M. Smith
Motto In Any Clime and Place
Colors Marine Corps Colors
LtGen Terry G. Robling

Marine Forces Pacific (MarForPac) is the United States Marine Corps service component command of United States Pacific Command. It is the largest field command in the Marine Corps. Headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii, it commands all Marine Corps bases and stations in the Pacific and on the West Coast of the United States.

It is composed of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). Each MEF comprises a command element (CE), a ground combat element (GCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Divisions), an aviation combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE).


Marine Forces Pacific is responsible for amphibious actions and typical Marine missions in the United States Pacific Command area of responsibility. Marine forces can work in coordination with the other components of the United States Pacific Command, such as the United States Army Pacific, the United States Pacific Fleet, the Pacific Air Forces, Special Operations Commands in the area. Marine Forces Pacific area of operations also covers the Middle East with the subordinate United States Marine Forces Central Command.

Longstanding missions for MarForPac include the defense of South Korea and Japan and also the U.S. West Coast and Alaska. Marine Forces Pacific also provides combat units to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Notable former commanders

See also



External links

  • Marine Corps Forces, Europe
  • Marine Corps Forces, South
  • Marine Corps Forces, Strategic
I Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Forces Reserve
Support Establishment
Support Establishment
Marine Corps Installations Command
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