ground combat element


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ground combat element

The core element of a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) that is task-organized to conduct ground operations. It is usually constructed around an infantry organization but can vary in size from a small ground unit of any type, to one or more Marine divisions that can be independently maneuvered under the direction of the MAGTF commander. The ground combat element itself is not a formal command. Also called GCE. See also aviation combat element; combat service support element; command element; Marine air-ground task force; Marine expeditionary force; Marine expeditionary force (forward); Marine expeditionary unit; special purpose Marine air-ground task force; task force.
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HMLA-367 conducted its squadron training in Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV), a combined training exercise that incorporates the close air support and ground combat element as they simultaneously prepare for deployment.
A MAGTF includes a command element, a ground combat element, an aviation combat element, and a combat service support element (CSSE).
Commanded by a 3-Star general, an MEF can include one or more divisions in its ground combat element, one or more aircraft wings in its air combat element, and one or more force service support groups in its combat service support section.
CLB-13 provides a full range of expeditionary combat service support in direct support to the Ground Combat Element, aviation Combat Element, or Command Element of the 13th MEU in order to enable the accomplishment of all assigned missions across a wide spectrum of conventional and selected maritime special operations.
During an abbreviated turnover the Marines reconfigured the aircraft, completed all of their required in-briefing, and launched the first sortie in support of the ground combat element within 48 hours of the aircraft arriving in Iraq.
The Gladiator will provide the Marine Corps' Ground Combat Element with an unmanned tele-operated/semi-autonomous ground vehicle for remoting combat tasks in order to reduce risk to the warfighter and neutralize threats to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team (BIT), 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the ground combat element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) conduct a live fire and maneuver exercise during Exercise Cobra Gold 2002.
MARCORSYSCOM hope to have every Marine assigned to a ground combat element to deploy with a PVS-14 series NVG to give them the edge at night.