1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (United States)
|1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade|
1st MEB insignia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Part of||I Marine Expeditionary Force|
|Garrison/HQ||Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton|
|Brigadier General John J. Broadmeadow|
1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade is a unit in the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and is the "middleweight" crisis response force of choice in the European and Southern Command Areas of Operation. It is able to "operate independently, as a service component, or to lead a Joint Task Force".
Was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station until 1992.
- Command Element - sourced from the parent MEF staff with the Deputy MEF Commander as the MEB Commander.
- Ground Combat Element - built on an infantry regiment.
- Aviation Combat Element - consisting of a composite Marine Aircraft Group capable of conducting all (6) functions of Marine aviation including offensive air support, assault support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, anti-air warfare and Aerial Reconnaissance.
- Logistics Combat Element - for the Combat Logistics Battalion, which can support as many as 30,000 Marines and Sailors
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