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Marine Forces Pacific
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific insignia.png
MARFORPAC insignia
Country United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Size84,000 Marines and sailors
Part ofUnited States Indo-Pacific Command
Garrison/HQCamp H. M. Smith
Motto(s)"In Any Clime and Place!"
ColorsMarine Corps Colors
Commanders
Current
commander
LtGen Steven R. Rudder

Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) is the United States Marine Corps service component command of United States Indo-Pacific Command. It is the largest field command in the Marine Corps and is headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii.

It is composed of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) and the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF). Each MEF comprises a command element (CE), a ground combat element (GCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Divisions), an aviation combat element (ACE) (1st and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wings), and a logistics combat element (LCE) (1st and 3rd Marine Logistics Groups).

Mission

As the assigned service component to United States Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility, Marine Forces Pacific is responsible for the support, planning, and provision of forces in the PACOM AOR or elsewhere as required and may be designated as an executive agent for standing responsibilities or named operations.

Longstanding missions for MARFORPAC include building partner capacity in support of regional cooperation and capacity-building efforts, as well as the defense of South Korea (via subordinate command MARFORK) and Japan. Marine Forces Pacific also provided combat units to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

List of commanders

No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
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John A. Toolan
Toolan, John A.Lieutenant General
John A. Toolan
(born 1954)
15 August 2014[1]26 August 2016[2]2 years, 11 days
-
David H. Berger
Berger, David H.Lieutenant General
David H. Berger
(born 1959)
26 August 20168 August 2018[3]1 year, 347 days
-
Lewis A. Craparotta
Craparotta, Lewis A.Lieutenant General
Lewis A. Craparotta
(born 1960)
8 August 201816 July 20201 year, 343 days
-
Steven R. Rudder
Rudder, Steven R.Lieutenant General
Steven R. Rudder
(born c. 1962)
16 July 2020Incumbent1 year, 360 days

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Anderson, Sarah (15 August 2014). "MARFORPAC bids farewell to Robling, welcomes Toolan". DVIDS. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  2. ^ "MARINE CORPS BASE KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii - Sgt. Maj. Paul G. McKenna, the sergeant major of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, marches with the colors during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 26, 2016. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan relinquished command of MARFORPAC to Lt. Gen. David H. Berger". U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ Werner, Ben (10 August 2018). "Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta Relieves Lt. Gen. David Berger As MARFORPAC Commander". USNI News. Retrieved 27 January 2022.

References