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Marine Corps Forces Central Command


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MARCENT is designated as the Marine Corps service component for U.S. Central Command. MARCENT is responsible for all Marine Corps forces in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command(COMUSMARCENT), as the U.S. Marine Corps Service Component Commander for Commander , U.S. Central Command (CDRUSCENTCOM), commands assigned, allocated, or attached Marine Corps, joint, and multinational forces as directed; conducts planning in support of CDRUSCENTCOM; advises CDRUSCENTCOM, component commanders, and Joint Task Force commanders on the proper employment of Marine corps forces; deploys, employs, redeploys, and sustains Marine corps forces; and accomplishes assigned operational missions in order to meet Combatant Commander and Service requirements.



Featured Videos

2/24 CAAT and Jordanian Marines conduct FINEX
Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade
March 18, 2022 | 4:38
2/24 CAAT and Jordanian Marines conduct FINEX
Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade
March 18, 2022 | 4:38
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2/24 CAAT and Jordanian Marines conduct FINEX
2/24 conducts final exercise
2/24 CAAT and Jordanian QRF conduct machine gun range
2/24 Riflemen and Jordanian Marines conduct squad maneuver drills
2/24 Riflemen and Jordanian Marines compete in speed reload competition
2/24 CAAT and Jordanian QRF Conduct Machine Gun Range
2/24 Riflemen and Jordanian Marines conduct rifle range.
2/24 Riflemen conduct training on range 200
2/24 conducts rifle training on range 100
Fight Tonight: Counter-UAS
Drone Defender
3d Battalion 1st Marines Conducts TRAP Exercise
Marines train with CLaWS, take down UAV mid-flight
SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: Three-gun Drills



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Latest News

USMC, UAE Start Mil Engagement Falcon Sentry
23 Sep 2020

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, TAMPA - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces Joint Aviation Command (JAC) and the U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) have started a three-day bilateral military engagement, today, to reinforce and demonstrate their bilateral live-fire capabilities. The engagement will include live-fire air assaults, fire support coordination with indirect fires and Close Air Support (CAS), and marksmanship and small-unit training.  

The engagement demonstrates the levels of bilateral proficiency and commitment our countries bring to the region in support of regional stability, security, and prosperity.

SPMAGTF-CR-CC serves as the U.S. Marine Corps’ crisis response force to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, providing support to Operation Inherent Resolve, regional partner nations, and other U.S. interests. This force operates out of several locations in the region.

After more than 40 years of partnership, the U.S. and the UAE enjoy robust bilateral cooperation on a full range of issues including defense, non-proliferation, trade, law enforcement, energy policy, and cultural exchange.

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Joshua Pena

Marine Corps Forces Central Command

MARCENT Leadership


Major General Paul J. Rock Jr.

Born in Baltimore, MD and the son of a soldier, MajGen Rock was commissioned in 1988 upon graduation from the US Naval Academy. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1990, he flew the CH-46E Sea Knight while serving in HMM-263 (1991-95). Following duty as the Air Officer for 3rd Bn, 8th Mar (1995-96), he...

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Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Steven L. Lunsford

Sergeant Major Lunsford is from Stanford, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1989 and graduated Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C. in September 1990.  He subsequently reported to the School of Infantry and graduated as a 0351 anti-tank Assaultman.He has served in an array of...

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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command