Fleet Marine Force Atlantic

 

Fleet Marine Force Atlantic

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Norfolk, Virginia
Mission

Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (COMMARFORCOM), commands Active Component (AC) Service-retained operating forces; executes USMC force generation actions across the AC/RC Components in provisioning of joint capable Marine Corps forces, and directs deployment planning and execution of Service-retained operating forces in support of Combatant Commander (CCDR) and Service requirements; serves as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) and commands embarked Marine Corps forces; coordinates Marine Corps-Navy integration of operational initiatives and advises Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) on support to Marine Corps forces assigned to U.S. Navy ships, bases, and installations; and conducts Service-directed operational tasks as required.


 
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command participate in during battalion physical training, Oct. 17, 2019, at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia. The physical training is an ongoing effort to improve physical fitness, while also effectively challenging Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Desmond Martin/released)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Patrick H. Hammer, a student in the Marine Advisor Course, fires a PKM machine gun during foreign weapons training in Moyock, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2019. The range focuses on common foreign security force weapon systems that Marines are likely to encounter when they advise foreign security forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice)
U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment (MCSFR) participate in a pugil stick bout during a field meet October 18, 2019 at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia. The field meet competitions included soccer, flag football, a workout competition, pugil stick bouts, and tug-of-war. The field meet was designed to increase esprit de corps within MCSFR by creating a competitive environment for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice/released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment (MCSFR) race while carrying a tire during a field meet October 18, 2019 at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia. The field meet competitions included soccer, flag football, a workout competition, pugil stick bouts, and tug-of-war. The field meet was designed to increase esprit de corps within MCSFR by creating a competitive environment for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice/released)
Outgoing commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, right, relinquishes command to Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, the incoming MARFORCOM commanding general during the MARFORCOM change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Virginia, July 3, 2019. The change of command is a time-honored tradition where all responsibilities and authority are ceremoniously passed from one commander to another. MARFORCOM is one of three major Marine Corps commands, along with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Reserve, which generates operating forces to support Unified or Joint Task Force Commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black speaks to Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) at a town hall Sept. 9, 2019, at Joint Forces Staff College on Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia. Black visited MARFORCOM during a tour of Marine Corps installations to discuss the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and the future of warfare, and to answer Marines’ questions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black speaks to Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) at a town hall Sept. 9, 2019, at Joint Forces Staff College on Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia. Black visited MARFORCOM during a tour of Marine Corps installations to discuss the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and the future of warfare, and to answer Marines’ questions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black writes down a Marine’s question during a town hall with Marines and Sailors assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) Sept. 9, 2019, at Joint Forces Staff College on Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia. Black visited MARFORCOM during a tour of Marine Corps installations to discuss the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and the future of warfare, and to answer Marines’ questions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Thomas H. Campbell III, right, the outgoing commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, is awarded the Legion of Merit during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The change of command is a time-honored tradition where the responsibilities and authority of command are ceremoniously passed from one commander to the next. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, the incoming commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command dismisses the Marines during the MARFORCOM change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The change of command is a time-honored tradition where all responsibilities and authority are ceremoniously passed from one commander to another. MARFORCOM is one of three major Marine Corps commands, along with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Reserve, which generates operating forces to support Unified or Joint Task Force Commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
U.S. Navy Chief Eric Waters, a quarter master with Detachment 1, Assault Craft Unit FOUR, speaks to Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command during a tour of the Landing Craft, Air Cushion March 29, 2019, aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The tour was an opportunity for the Marines and Sailors to learn more about the craft and see it first-hand. An LCAC is an air cushion vehicle for transporting personnel, weapons, equipment, and cargo of the assault elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force from ship-to-shore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Danielle R. Prentice/ Released)
Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during a town hall event honoring active-duty spouses at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, April 24, 2019. The town hall was held to honor military spouses and children of deployed or deploying service members. During her visit, Second Lady Pence delivered care packages, spoke with spouses, and highlighted the programs and services that military service organizations such as the USO provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/released)
Mrs. Rebecca Cederholm, the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command Deputy Commander’s wife, receives a care package from Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence during a town hall event honoring active-duty spouses at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, April 24, 2019. The town hall was held to honor military spouses and children of deployed or deploying service members. During her visit, Second Lady Pence delivered care packages, spoke with spouses, and highlighted the programs and services that military service organizations such as the USO provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/released
Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during a town hall event honoring active-duty spouses at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, April 24, 2019. The town hall was held to honor military spouses and children of deployed or deploying service members. During her visit, Second Lady Pence delivered care packages, spoke with spouses, and highlighted the programs and services that military service organizations such as the USO provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/released)
Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence meets with a military spouse and her daughter at the conclusion of a town hall event honoring active-duty spouses at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, April 24, 2019. The town hall was held to honor military spouses and children of deployed or deploying service members. During her visit, Second Lady Pence delivered care packages, spoke with spouses, and highlighted the programs and services that military service organizations such as the USO provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/released)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Thomas H. Campbell III, right, the outgoing commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, passes the colors to Col. Mark R. Reid, the incoming battalion commanding officer, during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Virginia, June 27, 2019. The change of command is a time-honored tradition where the responsibilities and authority of command are ceremoniously passed from one commander to the next. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis (right), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command Commander, attends the Wreath of Remembrance Ceremony held at the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, May 2, 2019. The Ceremony was held to honor the Centennial of World War I and Navy-Marine Corps heroes in advance of Fleet Week. The U.S. WWI Centennial Commission-sponsored event honored Sailors from France and the U.K. who died in New York City in 1918 and double Medal of Honor recipients U.S. Navy Coxswain John Cooper and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Dan Daly. (Courtesy Photo)
The Quantico Marine Corps Band performs during 2019 Virginia International Tattoo at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia, April 26, 2019. This year’s festival was dedicated to women in the military. The festival provided vast cultural traditions to its audience, and brings performers from around the world together to celebrate their partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Danielle Prentice/ Released)
Marine Corps News
Royal Marine and U.S. Marine generals strengthen rapport at MARFORCOM By Master Sgt. Ryan O'Hare | February 12, 2019
Rededication ceremony honors Korean War hero By Sgt. Jessika Braden | November 27, 2018
Lt. Gen Brilakis encourages military diversity at NNOA symposium By lance Cpl. Garett Burns | August 15, 2018
Out of the office, into the field By Chris Jones | November 15, 2017
Videos
Fleet Marine Force Atlantic's 244th Birthday Ball
U.S. Marines, Sailors and guests gathered to celebrate the Marine Corps' 244th birthday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, November 2, 2019.
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