Concepts & Programs HomeOrganizationOperating ForcesU.S. Marine Corps Forces, Reserve

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Reserve (MARFORRES) is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, and is responsible for providing trained units and qualified individuals for active duty (AD) service in times of war, national emergency, or in support of contingency operations. Our Corps’ expansion is made possible by the activation of MARFORRES. As an operational reserve, MARFORRES provides personnel and operational tempo relief for AC forces during times of peace.

Like the AC, MARFORRES is a combined arms force with balanced ground, aviation, and logistics combat support units. MARFORCOM manages MARFORRES’ capabilities as part of global force management responsibilities for the CMC. Commander, MARFORRES is also Commander, Marine Forces Northern Command (MARFORNORTH) and serves as the Marine component of NORTHCOM.

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