Returning Commander Speaker Series11 February 2015

1600 - 1700

In August 2014, the 26th MEU Command Element commanded by Col Fulford, assumed the roles and responsibilities as the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF). It is a rotational force of about 1,200 Marines and Sailors capable of rapid crisis response. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is forward-positioned to rapidly deploy to support missions such as embassy reinforcement and tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP), as well as limited foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Going forward, the unit will have the capability to perform limited offensive/defensive and security operations as required. SPMAGTF-CR-AF can also act as a quick-reaction force (QRF).


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