What is a Marine Expeditionary Force (US)?

Introduction Marine expeditionary force (MEF), formerly known as a Marine amphibious force, is the largest type of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF). A MEF is the largest building block of United States Marine Corps combat power. Structure A MEF is larger than a Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) or Marine expeditionary brigade (MEB). Each MEF… Read More


What is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (US)?

Introduction Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF, pronounced MAG-TAF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organisation for all missions across the range of military operations. MAGTFs are a balanced air-ground, combined arms task organisation of Marine Corps forces under a single commander that is structured to accomplish a… Read More