United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

Not to be confused with Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.
Marine Forces Pacific

MARFORPAC insignia
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Marine Corps
Size 84,000 Marines and sailors
Part of United States Pacific Command
Garrison/HQ Camp H. M. Smith
Motto(s) "In Any Clime and Place!"
Colors Marine Corps Colors
LtGen John A. Toolan

Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) is the United States Marine Corps service component command of United States 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).


As the assigned service component to United States 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.

Notable former commanders

LtGen (later General) Charles C. Krulak, who was selected to be Commandant of the Marine Corps

See also



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