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The mission of the Commander, Marine Forces Africa Command (MARFOR AFRICOM), as the Marine Service component commander for Commander, USAFRICOM, is to—

• Exercise command and control over all assigned and attached forces.
• Conduct planning in support of USAFRICOM operations.
• Advise USAFRICOM, other component commanders, and task force commanders on the capabilities and proper employment of Marine forces.
• Validate, deploy, sustain, and redeploy all operational and logistical requirements for assigned and attached forces in order to accomplish missions in the USAFRICOM AOR.

Headquarters, MARFOR AFRICOM consists of a staff with various divisions and sections necessary to function as the Marine Service component headquarters for USAFRICOM. Located at Boeblingen, Germany, it affects all necessary staff actions required to accomplish the assigned missions. Headquarters, MARFOR AFRICOM provides augmentation in support of USAFRICOM joint or combined operations and expands its capabilities, as required. Headquarters, MARFOR AFRICOM does not deploy; personnel will perform temporary duties in coordination of operational, training, administrative, and logistic issues, as required.

TIFNIT, Morocco - U.S. Marines instruct their counterparts from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces on proper weapons techniques during Exercise African Lion 2017. African Lion is a combined, multilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating the strong bond between the nation’s militaries. (Photo by Capt. Aaron Moshier)

Photo by Capt. Aaron Moshier 
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