I Marine Expeditionary Force

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I Marine Expeditionary Force
Active8 November 1969 – present
Country United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
TypeMarine Air-Ground Task Force
Part ofU.S. Marine Forces Pacific
Garrison/HQMCB Camp Pendleton, California, U.S.
EngagementsPersian Gulf War

Global War on Terrorism

Iraq War

Lieutenant General Joseph L. Osterman
Gen Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Gen Anthony Zinni, Gen Michael Hagee, Gen James T. Conway, Gen James Mattis, Gen John F. Sattler

The I Marine Expeditionary Force is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the United States Marine Corps. Three units made up most of the Force. They are the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. It is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

I Marine Expeditionary Force is the largest of the three MEFs in the Marine Corps. The Force is commonly called the "Warfighting MEF" as it is constantly involved in major wars around the world.[1] Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman currently commands the Force. [2] His deputy is Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe.[3]

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  1. "Marine Corps' I MEF changes hands". USNI News. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  2. "I Marine Expeditionary Force". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. South, Todd (5 July 2018). "Marine one-star cited for misusing aide, taking gifts from subordinates". Marine Corps Times. Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe now commands I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton[...]

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