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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit


31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
Commander's Vision

The #1 Crisis Response Force in the Western Pacific

VISION: To provide the MEF Commanding General and Fleet Commander with the best crisis response force in the Western Pacific.

FORWARD: We are the only permanently forward-deployed MEU in the world. The reason we are forward deployed is to be able to react quickly. To do this we must understand the operating environment and the regional threats.

FLEXIBLE: Flexibility across both missions and deployment methods is critical. The MEU will prepare for combat but have the flexibility to execute all assigned MEU missions. We are amphibious raiders and every mission will be executed as a raid. We will be highly mobile, lethal and self-sufficient. We will have the flexibility to deploy by amphibious or flyaway methods to execute any assigned mission.

READY: We will be the most ready of the ready force. We must be ready whether embarked or ashore. It is one MEU to make one MEU in our world and speed of execution is critical. Every Marine and Sailor must be ready to go at a moment's notice.

WHAT IS SUCCESS: Success is a well-earned reputation as the go-to force for amphibious expertise and crisis response. The gold standard is to execute missions within six hours of notification, under EMCON, at night, during low-light conditions. We will achieve success together.

Commanding Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

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