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Marine expeditionary unit Definition (US DoD)

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

Marine expeditionary unit Definition (US DoD)

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

Marine expeditionary unit



A Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) that is constructed around an infantry battalion reinforced, a helicopter squadron reinforced, and a task-organized combat service support element. It normally fulfills Marine Corps forward sea-based deployment requirements. The Marine expeditionary unit provides an immediate reaction capability for crisis response and is capable of limited combat operations. Also called MEU. See also aviation combat element; combat service support element; command element; ground combat element; Marine air-ground task force; Marine expeditionary force; Marine expeditionary force (forward); Marine expeditionary unit (special operations capable); special purpose Marine air-ground task force; task force. (US DoD)
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