Logistics Combat Element

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In the United States Marine Corps, the Logistics Combat Element (LCE), formerly combat service support element, is the portion of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force responsible with providing logistical support. It provides equipment and personnel to keep the MAGTF running logistically.

The LCE provides all support functions not organic to the ground combat element and aviation combat element units. Functions include: communications, combat engineers, motor transport, medical, supply, maintenance, air delivery, and landing support.

The size of the LCE varies in proportion to the size of the MAGTF. A Marine Expeditionary Force has a Marine Logistics Group or MLG. A Marine Expeditionary Brigade holds a Combat Logistics Regiment or CLR, often reinforced with equipment and personnel from other logistics units. The various Marine Expeditionary Units command a reinforced Combat Logistics Battalion. Generally, MEF postings are permanent, while MEBs and MEUs rotate their GCE, ACE, and LCE twice annually.

Hierarchy of Marine Logistics units[edit]

1st Marine Logistics Group[edit]

LCE of I Marine Expeditionary Force
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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Dental Battalion
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7th Engineer Support Battalion
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Combat Logistics Regiment 1[edit]

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 1
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Combat Logistics Battalion 5
CLB5logo.jpg
Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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Combat Logistics Regiment 15[edit]

CLR-15 insignia.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Maintenance Battalion
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Warfighters
1st Medical Battalion
1st Medical Battalion (FtO).svg
1st Supply Battalion
1st supply bn insig.gif
Dragon Warriors
Combat Logistics Company 11
CLC-11 insignia.jpg
Combat Logistics Company 16
CLC-16 insignia.jpg
Los Lobos

Combat Logistics Regiment 17[edit]

CLR-17 logo.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 11
CLB-11 LOGO.jpg
Combat Logistics Battalion 13
Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Insignia.svg
Lucky
Combat Logistics Battalion 15
Clb15.png
Blackout

2nd Marine Logistics Group[edit]

LCE of II Marine Expeditionary Force
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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
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2nd Dental Battalion
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8th Engineer Support Battalion
8th ESB logo.jpg

Combat Logistics Regiment 2[edit]

CLR 2 LOGO.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 2
CLB-2 insignia.jpg
Combat Logistics Battalion 6
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Combat Logistics Battalion 8
CLB-8 insignia.png

Combat Logistics Regiment 25[edit]

CLR-25 logo.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
2nd Maintenance Battalion
2nd Maintenance Battalion.jpg
2nd Supply Battalion
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2nd Medical Battalion
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Combat Logistics Company 21
CLC-21 insignia.jpg
Combat Logistics Company 23
CLC-23 insignia.jpg
Roughnecks

Combat Logistics Regiment 27[edit]

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 22
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Combat Logistics Battalion 24
Clb24logo.gif
Combat Logistics Battalion 26
CLB-26 insignia.jpg
2nd Military Police Battalion
2nd Military Police Battalion.jpg

3rd Marine Logistics Group[edit]

LCE of III Marine Expeditionary Force
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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
3rd Dental Battalion
3rd Dental Battalion.gif
9th Engineer Support Battalion
9thESBsmall.jpg

Combat Logistics Regiment 3[edit]

CLR3 Graphic.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 3
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Combat Logistics Battalion 4
Clb-4.jpg
The Supporting Edge

Combat Logistics Regiment 35[edit]

Clr-35.PNG
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
3rd Medical Battalion
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3rd Maintenance Battalion
Mbn logo.jpg
3rd Supply Battalion
3rd Supply Battalion.png
Combat Logistics Company 35
CLC-35.jpg
Combat Logistics Company 36
CLC-36 insignia.jpg
Dragons

Combat Logistics Regiment 37[edit]

CLR-37 LOGO.gif
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 31
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4th Marine Logistics Group[edit]

LCE of Marine Forces Reserve
USMC 4th MLG vector.svg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
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4th Maintenance Battalion
4thMAINTBN png.jpg
4th Supply Battalion
4th Supply Battalion.JPG
6th Engineer Battalion
6thESB.jpg
6th Motor Transport Battalion
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4th Medical Battalion
4thMEDBN.jpg
4th Dental Battalion
4thDENBN.png
4th Landing Support Battalion
4thlsb.jpg
6th Communications Battalion
Note: also falls under CE, Marine Forces Reserve
6th comm bn insig.jpg

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