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Marine expeditionary brigade Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term Marine expeditionary brigade .

Marine expeditionary brigade Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term Marine expeditionary brigade .

Marine expeditionary brigade



A Marine air-ground task force that is constructed around a reinforced infantry regiment, a composite Marine aircraft group, and a brigade service support group. The Marine expeditionary brigade (MEB), commanded by a general officer, is task-organized to meet the requirements of a specific situation. It can function as part of a joint task force, as the lead echelon of the Marine expeditionary force (MEF), or alone. It varies in size and composition, and is larger than a Marine expeditionary unit but smaller than a MEF. The MEB is capable of conducting missions across the full range of military operations. Also called MEB. See also brigade; Marine air-ground task force; Marine expeditionary force. (JP 3-18) (US DoD)
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