Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command

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Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command
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The SPMAGTF-CR-CC official seal
Active2013–present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Marine Corps (USMC)
TypeMarine Air-Ground Task Force
RoleForward-deployed, rapid-response force
Part of15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Marine Forces Central Command
Garrison/HQUndisclosed location, Kuwait
Motto(s)Right Force, Right Place, Right Time
Commanders
Current
commander
Col James P. Fallon

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SP-MAGTF-CR-CC) is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force that is based at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

It is a self-mobile, self-sustaining force of Marines and sailors, capable of responding to a range of crises. The unit is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Central Command area of responsibility, to include embassy reinforcement, support to noncombatant evacuation operations, tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief. The unit also takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. It is commanded by a U.S. Marine colonel (O-6).

History[edit]

  • 16.2
    • Exercise Eager Lion 16 in Jordan during May.
    • GCE training with 77th Jordanian Marine Battalion as part of Security Cooperation Team – Jordan during August.
    • CLB-5 and MWSS-373 with the Lebanon Armed Forces during August.
  • 17.1
    • GCE training with Royal Saudi Navy Forces.

Assets[edit]

Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during a training exercise undertaken while assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command in March 2015
Group photo of personnel from Marine Attack Squadron 211 while deployed in support of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command in April 2015

The rotations are made up of four crucial elements, Command Element (CE), Ground Combat Element (GCE), Logistics Combat Element (LCE) and the Aviation Combat Element (ACE)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. November 2016. p. 43.
  2. ^ a b c d e "SP-MAGTF Commander Details ISIL Strikes; Notes 1st Marines 'Could Clear' Iraq". Breaking Defense. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Marines conduct TRAP readiness exercise". U.S. Marines – DoD. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Task Force Al Taqaddum". USMC. March 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "SP-MAGTF-CR-CC – August Edition" (PDF). U.S. Marines. October 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "About". U.S. Marines. October 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "SecFor Marines "Ace" target practice". U.S. Marines. October 19, 2016.