|Marine Forces Pacific|
|Size||84,000 Marines and sailors|
|Part of||United States Pacific Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Camp H. M. Smith|
|Motto(s)||In Any Clime and Place|
|Colors||Marine Corps Colors|
|LtGen John A. Toolan|
Marine Forces Pacific (MarForPac) is the United States Marine Corps service component command of United States Pacific Command. It is the largest field command in the Marine Corps. Headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii, it commands all Marine Corps bases and stations in the Pacific and on the West Coast of the United States.
It is composed of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). Each MEF comprises a command element (CE), a ground combat element (GCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Divisions), an aviation combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE).
Mission[edit | edit source]
Marine Forces Pacific is responsible for amphibious actions and typical Marine missions in the United States Pacific Command area of responsibility. Marine forces can work in coordination with the other components of the United States Pacific Command, such as the United States Army Pacific, the United States Pacific Fleet, the Pacific Air Forces, Special Operations Commands in the area. Marine Forces Pacific area of operations also covers the Middle East with the subordinate United States Marine Forces Central Command.
Longstanding missions for MarForPac include the defense of South Korea and Japan and also the U.S. West Coast and Alaska. Marine Forces Pacific also provides combat units to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Notable former commanders[edit | edit source]
- General David H. Berger who is the current Commandant of the Marine Corps
- LtGen John A. Toolan
- LtGen Keith J. Stalder
- LtGen John F. Goodman
- LtGen Earl B. Hailston
- LtGen Frank Libutti
- LtGen Carlton W. Fulford Jr.
- LtGen H. C. Stackpole III
- LtGen (later General) Charles C. Krulak who later was selected to be Commandant of the Marine Corps
- LtGen Jefferson D. Howell
- LtGen Louis H. Wilson Jr. who later was selected to be Commandant of the Marine Corps
See also[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Marine Forces Pacific (MarForPac)". GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/usmc/marforpac.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-15.
- Cole, William (August 23, 2008). "New commander for Marine Forces Pacific". The Honolulu Advertiser. MarineCorpsTimes.com. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2008/08/gns_newcommander_082308/. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- Marion, Lance Cpl. Brian A. (August 22, 2008). "Goodman relinquishes command of MarForPac". marines.mil. http://www.marines.mil/units/marforpac/Pages/GoodmanrelinquishescommandofMarForPac.aspx. Retrieved 2009-03-25. [dead link]
- Agostini, Cpl. Luis R. (August 4, 2003). "OIF/OEF Marine Commander Relinquishes Command of Pacific". military.com. http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,usmc1_080403,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- "Lieutenant General Libutti Takes MARFORPAC Helm". highbeam.com. June 24, 1999. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. https://archive.is/dLJnF. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- "MarForPac general passes the torch". marines.mil. September 2, 2010. http://www.marines.mil/unit/marforpac/Pages/MarForPacgeneralpassesthetorch.aspx. Retrieved 2010-09-08. [dead link]
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