31st MEU Commander’s 19.1 Intent – Ready, Partnered and Lethal
VISION: The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will READILY address the needs of the Geographical Combatant Commander (GCC), always Ready to Fight and Win. Mission success is defined by the 31st MEU’s direct contribution to regional stability through the support and defense of our allies and partners, and ultimately our Nation.
READY: Brilliance at the basics is the core of the 31st MEU’s foundation. Progressive training culminating in deliberate live fire Marine Air-Ground Task Force events will develop and instill confidence in small unit leaders, inspire unit pride and ensure core competency. Technical proficiency and by the book care of our equipment will ensure the highest levels of material readiness. The soul of our Warrior Family is Honor, Courage, Commitment and Esprit de Corps. Purposeful leaders will inspire a sense of self-worth in subordinates and focus on unit resiliency resulting in physical, mental and spiritual toughness. The life blood of our Combat Organization is the individual Marine and Sailor.
PARTNERED: The 31st MEU’s center of gravity is our commitment and dedication to God and Country, our fellow Marines and Sailors and our precious families. This bond will NOT be broken. Professional and positive blue/green relationships and combined Navy/Marine Corps exercises will forge a unified and unstoppable Amphibious Task Force ready to address the dynamic and uncertain environment of the Indo-Pacific. The 31st MEU will innovatively seek opportunity to seamlessly integrate into the Joint Force and partner with Special Operations Forces ensuring collective dominance across all domains. Finally, forged relationships based on mutual understanding and common interest will pave the way for long term accords with allies and partners.
LETHAL: The 31st MEU will prepare for maneuver warfare through the guides of centralized command with decentralized control. Entrusted small unit leaders possessing sound decision making ability, “boldness, initiative, personality, strength of will, and imagination” are central to the adaptability and flexibility of our Maritime Crisis Response Force. Capitalizing on our diverse skills, unique MEU capabilities and small unit leadership, we will explore new approaches to accomplishing our evolving mission and always remain Ready to Fight and Win.
Col. Robert Brodie, USMC
Commanding Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit