Marines


Expeditionary Operations Training Group
N/A
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Mission

The mission of the Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG) trains and evaluates deploying Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU), and other designated forces, in select special individual and collective tasks, and evaluates their ability to conduct assigned mission essential tasks in order to prepare those forces to support the geographic combatant commanders.

Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin unravels a rope before rappelling out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Staff Sgt. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Four expeditionary operations training group instructors prepare to rappel from a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Marines gather in front of a CH-53 Super Stallion at Landing Zone Vulture after rappelling during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Two Marines observe the CH-53 Super Stallion as it prepares to take off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
A Marine gives signals to the pilots of a CH-53 Super Stallion before taking off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
A Marine supervises a rappel during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin rappels out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin connects an instructor to a rappel line during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
MAILING ADDRESS:      II MEF EOTG, PCS BOX 20085, Camp Lejeune, NC 28542

Leaders

Colonel Eric W. Young
Officer-In-Charge, Expeditionary Operations Training Group

A Christian and native of New York, Colonel Young attended the State University of New York at

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Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles E. Snyder Jr.
Senior Enlisted Advisor, Expeditionary Operations Training Group

Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Snyder enlisted in 1991 as an Infantryman.  Upon completion of

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