The USMC and the Distributed Laydown

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These four slides provide an overview on the shift of the USMC over the next decade, a shift referred to by the Corps as the distributed laydown. The distributed laydown started as a real estate move FROM Okinawa TO Guam but it clear that under the press of events and with the emergence of partnering opportunities the DL has become something quite different. It is about re-shaping and re-configuring the USMC presence within an overall strategy for the joint force and enabling coalition capabilities as well. The distributed laydown fits the geography of the Pacific and the evolving partnership dynamics in the region. The Pacific is vast; with many nations and many islands. The expeditionary quality of the USMC which is evolving under the impact of new aviation and amphibious capabilities is an excellent fit for the island quality of the region. The USMC is building out four major areas to operate FROM (Japan, Guam, Hawaii and, on a rotational basis, Australia.) But as one member of the MARFORPAC staff put it: We go from our basic locations TO a partner or area to train. We are mandated by the Congress to train our forces, and in practical terms in the Pacific, this means we move within the region to do so. And we are not training other nations forces; we train WITH other nations forces to shape congruent capabilities. The basic template around which USMC training activities operate is at the intersection of three key dynamics: the required training for the USMC unit; meeting select PACOM Theater campaign priorities; and the partner nations focus or desires for the mutually training exercise or opportunity. In effect, the training emerges from the sweet spot of the intersection of a Venn diagram of three cross cutting alignment of interests.

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Todays USMC Pacific Presence Before Rebalance Japan Hawaii West Coast III Marine Expedi-onary Force HQ 3rd Marine Division HQ 1st Marine Aircra; Wing HQ 3rd Marine Logis-cs Group HQ 31ST Marine Expedi-onary Unit Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 24,200 in Mainland Japan and Okinawa) Marine Corps Forces, Pacic HQ Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 6,100) I Marine Expedi-onary Force HQ 1st Marine Division HQ 3rd Marine Aircra; Wing HQ 1st Marine Logis-cs Group HQ 11th, 13th, 15th Marine Expedi-onary Units Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 45,000 in California and Arizona) Future USMC Pacific Presence After Rebalance III Marine Expedi-onary Force HQ 1st Marine Aircra; Wing HQ 3rd Marine Logis-cs Group HQ 31ST Marine Expedi-onary Unit Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 15,000 in Mainland Japan and Okinawa) Marine Forces Pacic HQ 3rd Marine Division HQ Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 8,800) Guam Hawaii West Coast Japan Northwest Australia (Darwin area) 3rd Marine Expedi-onary Brigade HQ Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 4,700) (Seasonal/Rota-onal Presence) Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 2,500) I Marine Expedi-onary Force HQ 1st Marine Division HQ 3rd Marine Aircra; Wing HQ 1st Marine Logis-cs Group HQ 11th, 13th, 15th Marine Expedi-onary Units Opera-onal Ground Forces Opera-onal Logis-cs Forces Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircra; (Approx 43,000 in California and Arizona) MARFORPAC HIGHLIGHTS More than 100 exercises in support of CMC, PACOM, MFP & MEF priori;es 70% are unit level training events maintaining MEB, MEU, DIV, MAW & MLG readiness Ac;ve engagements in 24+ of 36 PACOM Countries Rota;onal presence at incep;on in Australia and Guam Rou;ne presence in Japan, Korea, Australia, Philippines & Thailand Focused on Partner Na;on Amphibious development in Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand & India Suppor;ng Marine Corps/Naval Infantry development in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Maldives & Tonga An;cipate ~ 35,000 Marines deployed in support of PACOM Theater Security Coopera;on Ac;vi;es Title 10 Training Integrated into exercises/engagements FY14 MARFORPAC PACIFIC ENGAGEMENTS US Government / PACOM Theater Priorities Areas of Partner Nation s Interests Maintaining Marine Corps unit readiness through realistic training Overlap areas are where we have common and mutually beneficial interests OUR WORK: ALIGNING INTERESTS We train WITH our partners to develop and maintain our readiness.

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