The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the U.S. Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations.
MAGTFs are a balanced air-ground, combined-arms task organization of Marine Corps forces under a single commander that is structured to accomplish a specific mission.
Since World War II, in many crises, the U.S. Marine Corps has deployed projection forces, with the ability to move ashore with sufficient sustainability for prolonged operations.
MAGTFs have long provided the U.S. with a broad spectrum of response options when U.S. and allied interests have been threatened and in non-combat situations that require critical response.
Selective, timely and credible commitment of air-ground units has, on many occasions, helped bring stability to a region and sent signals worldwide that the United States is willing to defend its interests, and is able to do so with a powerful force on short notice.
Watch these video highlights from U.S. Marines 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Western Pacific Deployment 16-2 to the U.S. Pacific and Central Commands’ areas of operations.
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations, to include enabling the introduction of follow-on forces and designated special operations in order to support the theater requirements of geographic combatant commanders.