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I Marine Expeditionary Force
IMEFlogo.jpg
I MEF insignia
Active
  • November 8, 1969 - present
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Role Expeditionary combat forces
Part of Marine Forces Pacific
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
* 2003 invasion of Iraq
* Operation Vigilant Resolve
* Operation Phantom Fury
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

The I Marine Expeditionary Force (pronounced as first) is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the United States Marine Corps primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. Among Marines, it is common to pronounce I MEF as "eye mef", "first mef", or "one mef".

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Mission

When directed, I MEF deploys and is employed as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in support of Combatant Commander (COCOM) requirements for contingency response or Major Theater War; with appropriate augmentation, serves as the core element of a Joint Task Force (JTF); prepares and deploys combat ready MAGTF’s to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and supports service and COCOM initiatives as required.

Lineage

  • Activated on November 8, 1969 at Okinawa, Japan as the I Marine Expeditionary Force
  • Redesignated on August 18, 1970 as the I Marine Amphibious Force (I MAF)
  • Relocated in April 1971 to Camp Pendleton, California
  • Redesignated on February 5, 1988 as the "I Marine Expeditionary Force"

Structure

Structure of I MEF
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Units

Recent Service

Notable commanders

References

  1. ^ Reynolds Baghdad, Basrah and Beyond, pg. 169.

External links


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