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Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
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Active Since December 1941'
Country United States
Branch Department of the Navy
Type maritime general and special purpose landing force
Role Amphibious Warfare  · Expeditionary Warfare
Garrison/HQ MCB Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii

The United States Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (FMFPac) is the largest maritime landing force in the world. Its units are spread across the Pacific Ocean and reports to the United States Pacific Command. It is headquartered at MCB Camp H. M. Smith, HI and directs and commands all the subordinate elements of the Navy Expeditionary Strike Force and Marine Air-Ground Task Force components that follow under the 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet and the Marine Forces, Pacific (MarForPac). It is under operational control of the Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (ComPacFlt), when deployed.

FMFPac was established by General 'Howling Mad' Smith in 1944 to assume command of very large USMC forces in the Pacific, of the order of 500,000.

Hierarchy of fleet marine force units[edit | edit source]

Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
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Camp H. M. Smith
Salt Lake, Hawaii

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Marine Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC)[edit | edit source]

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Landing Force, Third Fleet (LF3F)
Task Force 36
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Naval Base Point Loma
San Diego, CA
Task Force 39
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MCB Camp Pendleton
California, United States

Marine Forces, Central (MARCENT)[edit | edit source]

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Landing Force, Fifth Fleet (LF5F)
Task Force 56
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Naval Support Activity Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain
Task Force 59
I Marine Expeditionary Force
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MCB Camp Pendleton
California, United States
III Marine Expeditionary Force
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Camp Courtney
Okinawa, Japan

Marine Forces, Korea (MARFORK)[edit | edit source]

Landing Force, Seventh Fleet (LF7F)
Task Force 76
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U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka
Yokosuka, Japan
Task Force 79
III Marine Expeditionary Force
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Camp Courtney
Okinawa, Japan

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