Commander, Marine Forces Reserve (COMMARFORRES) commands and controls assigned forces for the purpose of augmenting and reinforcing the Active Component with trained units and individual Marines as a sustainable and ready operational reserve in order to augment and reinforce active forces for employment across the full spectrum of crisis and global engagement. COMMARFORRES is the principal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps on matters pertaining to Marine Forces Reserve.
Marine Forces Reserve is the headquarters command for approximately 100,000 Reserve Marines and 158 Reserve Training Centers located throughout the United States, and Puerto Rico.
The United States Marine Corps Reserve was established when Congress passed the Naval Appropriations Act of Aug. 29, 1916 and is responsible for providing trained units and qualified individuals for mobilization to active duty in time of war, national emergency, or contingency operations.
On a day-to-day basis, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) has a talent pool of roughly 100,000 Marines to augment the Active Component in a myriad of ways; from support to training, to participation in bilateral exercises with our partner nations and allies, to service-level experimentation and refinement of new tactics, techniques, and procedures.
The Marine Corps Reserve team possesses capabilities across the full spectrum of military operations; from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to cyber operations to the most potent combat forces in the world.
Marine Forces Reserve, the largest command in the Corps, has four major subordinate commands: 4th Marine Division, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, 4th Marine Logistics Group, and Force Headquarters Group.
Serving with great distinction, in every clime and place, Reserve Marines have regularly operated alongside the active component in both World Wars, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In order to keep its fighting edge, Marine Forces Reserve’s units participate annually in numerous large exercises in places such as Norway, South Korea, the Balkans, South and Central America, Thailand and Africa.
The vision for Marine Forces Reserve is to be the Nation's premier Reserve component, seamlessly integrating with the active forces, enhancing the operational reach and endurance of the Marine Corps... always capable of fighting and winning.
Marine Forces Reserve's motto, "Relevant, Ready, Responsive," articulates the necessary actions required to provide a sustainable force for the long-term defense of our Nation.
Who We Are: The United States Marine Corps Reserve is responsible for providing trained units and qualified individuals for mobilization to active duty in time of war, national emergency, and crisis or contingency operations. On a day-to-day basis, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) consists of a talented and dedicated pool of nearly 100,000 Marines able to augment the Active Component in a myriad of ways, to include operational deployments, support to training, participation in bi/multi-lateral exercises with partner nations and allies, and service-level experimentation in support of Force Design 2030 and refinement of new concepts, tactics, techniques, and procedures.
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