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Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan

Task Force Leatherneck

To conduct counter-insurgency operations in partnership with Afghan National Security Forces and support the expansion of security and legitimate governance.

Gunnery Sgt. Steven J. Taylor inspects the weapon of an Afghan soldier

Gunnery Sgt. Steven J. Taylor, platoon sergeant, Guard Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, leads a squad of Afghan soldiers through a number of combat marksmanship drills to improve their combat effectiveness.

MEB-A’s Goals:
• Establish security and safety for Afghan citizens
• Develop and mentor Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police
• Support reconstruction and economic development
• Build trust in local and national government entities
• Transition responsibility for security, reconstruction and governance to the Afghan people

Formerly known as:
2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Commanding General:
Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson

Sergeant Major:
Sgt. Maj. Ernest K. Hoopii

Higher Headquarters:
II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Regiment, greets a local elder in a village south of Golestan, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Scott Boogerd, assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, greets a local elder in a village south of Golestan, Afghanistan, Nov. 6. The unit brought the elder a parachute to use as a temporary roof at the school.

Comprised of:
• MEB-Afghanistan Headquarters GroupBrigade Headquarters Group, 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C.

• Regimental Combat Team 7 (Reinforced)
1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C.
3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.
3rd Battalion, 10th Marines, MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C.

• Marine Aircraft Group 40
Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Corps Air Facility Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, MCAS Miramar, Calif.
Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

• Combat Logistics Regiment 2
Combat Logistics Battalion 1, MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif.
7th Engineer Support Battalion, MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Combat Logistics Company 252, MCB Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Alpha Medical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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2 Responses

  1. jerome nunez paat says:

    Git sum

  2. GySgt Williams, Jack says:

    In viewing the units, I fail to see one very important unit. That is Civil Affairs, the unit / teams that spend time putting together villiage, town and local leader engatements. Also known as KLE’s. They are the ones that put things together and are never mentioned. The Men and Women of Civil Affairs do a larg part in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. Oh, and the village elder is one of the same leaders that Civil affairs engaged in Golestan last year when we did the census project and the solar lights. Good to see him still kiking. LOL