Marines

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Prevail In USEUCOM

Ukrainian Armed Forces Cpl. Vasil Boichenko, a paratrooper cadet with the Odesa Military Academy, runs through smoke concealment towards a breached...

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Align With U.S. Navy Fleets

210810-N-MZ836-1303 JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina (Aug. 10, 2021) Seaman Dalia Matos guides Landing Craft, Air Cushion 2, attached to Assault Craft...

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Strength With Partners & Allies

United States Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare to board MV-22B Ospreys to deploy to Haiti in support of...

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Sustain Combat Readiness

U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division, fire a mine clearing line charge (MCLC) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 19, 2021. The...

 

 

II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE EXECUTES ALL-DOMAIN OPERATIONS ACROSS THE COMPETITION CONTINUUM IN ORDER TO SUPPORT COMBATANT COMMANDER OBJECTIVES TO DETER ARMED CONFLICT, PREVAIL OVER COMPETITORS, AND WHEN REQUIRED, DEFEAT ADVERSARIES.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

PREVAIL IN USEUCOM

    Our warfighting readiness directly ties to II MEF’s ability to support and enable maritime superiority in the event of a regional crisis in the USEUCOM AOR. As II MEF continues to seek theater opportunities to train as a naval expeditionary force, its contributions to theater competition activities and deterrence set the conditions to prevail in conflict.
♦  We train as an expeditionary force in U.S. European Command contributing to deterrence and prevailing against regional threats.
  ♦  We fight as part of U.S. European Command’s naval expeditionary team capable of competing and winning across the competition continuum.
  ♦  II MEF remains focused on USEUCOM and maintains a force posture and architecture to provide the capabilities and agility required to prevail in conflict and preserve peace through strength.
  ♦  II MEF’s warfighting readiness directly contributes to a lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating Joint Force that supports and enables maritime superiority in the event of a regional crisis.
  ♦  II MEF’s contributions to theater competition and deterrence activities set the conditions to prevail in conflict.

ALIGN WITH U.S. NAVAL FLEETS

    Our success in the operating environment is predicated on an interdependent MEF-Fleet relationship.  An interdependent naval expeditionary force is attained through the mutual trust gained by enhanced training and expanded employment options that leverage our collective capabilities.
  ♦  II MEF is a maritime force inextricably linked to our Navy partners in 6th and 2nd Fleets.
  ♦  II MEF’s integration with 6th and 2nd Fleets contributes to increased lethality across all domains.
  ♦  Our partnerships with 6th and 2nd Fleets ensure our naval expeditionary team remains postured to win now and in the future.
  ♦  Creating mutual interdependence with our Fleet counterparts leverages our collective capabilities and increases maritime lethality.
  ♦  We attain an interdependent naval expeditionary force through mutual trust gained by enhancing training, expanding employment options, and leveraging our collective capabilities.

 

 

SUSTAIN COMBAT READINESS

    Though we must remain risk-aware of current and future divestment initiatives, Force Design 2030 presents II MEF with unique opportunities. We will seek out opportunities to experiment and quickly adapt to organizational change. Success is reliant on II MEF meeting its Global Force Management obligations while evolving to fully optimize warfighting capacity and capability. We must ensure our Marines, Sailors, and their families are most ready when the Nation calls.
  ♦  We generate and sustain combat readiness at home and abroad by investing in training our Marines. II MEF units are trained, prepared, and ready to answer our Nation’s call.
  ♦  II MEF remains postured at forward-deployed locations and at home to rapidly respond, with no notice, to crises and contingencies around the globe.
  ♦  II MEF explores new formations and tests new capabilities aligned with Force Design initiatives to be ready for today’s fight while preparing for the fight of the future.
  ♦  II MEF prioritizes training, educating, and supporting our Marines, Sailors, and their families.
  ♦  We generate and sustain readiness at home and aboard to fight and win around the globe; constantly evolving and remaining the most ready when the Nation is least ready.

STRENGTH WITH ALLIES & PARTNERS

    We rely on our ally and partner network to ensure persistence in the contact layer and the ability to deploy credible combat forces to blunt adversary aggression in the event of crisis.  We enhance our lethality and expand options for the Geographic Combatant Commander through our solid international relationships that have been forged over time through training and operating together.  Every engagement is an opportunity to enhance relationships and steadily improve II MEF’s cooperative framework with our allies and partners.
  ♦  II MEF will continue to build upon the long-standing, established relationships with allied and partner forces.
  ♦  Increased cooperation and integration with our allies and partners is key to enabling modern operating concepts and lethality.
  ♦  II MEF’s training contributes to interdependence with allies and partners to improve international capabilities.
  ♦  We enhance our lethality and flexibility through a constellation of partnerships forged through training.
  ♦  We rely on our ally and partner network to ensure persistence in the contact layer and the ability to deploy credible combat forces to blunt adversary aggression in the event of crisis.
II Marine Expeditionary Force