Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Summary

Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
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The official seal of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
ActiveDecember 1933 – present
Country United States of America
TypeMaritime general and special purpose landing force
RoleAmphibious warfare, expeditionary warfare
Part of United States Marine Corps
 United States Navy
Garrison/HQNAVSTA Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Commanders
Current
commander
LtGen Michael E. Langley


Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (FMFLANT) is an American maritime landing force that is spread across the Atlantic Ocean. It is headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk and directs and commands all the subordinate elements of the Navy Expeditionary Strike Force and Marine Air-Ground Task Force components that follow under the 2nd (Disestablished and merged with US Fleet Forces Command on 30 September 2011), 4th, and 6th Fleet and the Marine Forces Command (MarForCom). The Commanding General of Marine Forces Command is dual-posted as the Commanding General of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. FMFLANT is under operational control of the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet Forces Command, when deployed.

Organization

Reporting directly to the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) are the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), the Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and the Commanding Officers of three Marine Expeditionary Units (22d, 24th, 26th MEUs). The Commanding General, II MEF, exercises operational control over the 2d Marine Division, the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the 2d Marine Logistics Group.

Hierarchy of Fleet Marine Force units

Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (COMFLTFORCOM)

Naval Support Activity
Norfolk, Virginia

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Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)

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Landing Force, Second Fleet (LF2F)
Combined Task Force 22
(CTF-22)
United States Navy Second Fleet (insignia).gif Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk, VA
Combined Task Force 23
(CTF-23)
II Marine Expeditionary Force
(II MEF)
IIMEFLogo.jpg MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States

Marine Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH)

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Landing Force, Fourth Fleet (LF4F)
U.S. Southern Command
Miami, Florida
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North Carolina, United States

Marine Forces, Europe (MARFOREUR)

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Landing Force, Sixth Fleet (LF6F)
Task Force 61 Fleet-6.png Naval Support Activity Naples
Naples, Italy
Task Force 62
Task Force 68
II Marine Expeditionary Force IIMEFLogo.jpg MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States

History

See also

External links

  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1989/SJH.htm
  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1995/MJS.htm