Types of Units

MarineParents.com presents descriptions of the types of Marine Corps units and links to their official USMC Websites.

Below are links to the official USMC websites for Marine Corps bases and units. If you have trouble with any of our unit links below, visit the USMC web site

Bases and Stations

MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
MCAS Beaufort
MCAS Camp Pendleton
MCAS Cherry Point
MCAS Futenma
MCAS Iwakuni
MCAS Miramar
MCAS New River
MCB Camp Butler
MCB Camp Lejeune
MCB Camp Pendleton
MCB Hawaii
MCB Quantico
MCB Japan
MCLB Albany
MCLB Barstow
MCRD Parris Island
MCRD San Diego

Expeditionary Units

11th MEU
13th MEU
15th MEU
22nd MEU
24th MEU
26th MEU
31st MEU
I MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force)
II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force)
III Marine Expeditionary Force

Air Wings

1st Marine Aircraft Wing
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
4th Marine Aircraft Wing

Aviation Groups

Marine Air Control Group 18
Marine Aircraft Group 11
Marine Aircraft Group 12
Marine Aircraft Group 14
Marine Aircraft Group 16
Marine Aircraft Group 24
Marine Aircraft Group 26
Marine Aircraft Group 29
Marine Aircraft Group 31
Marine Aircraft Group 36
Marine Aircraft Group 39
Marine Aircraft Group 41
Marine Aircraft Group 49

Infantry Units

1st Marine Regiment (1st MAR)
2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion
2nd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment
2nd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment
3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion
3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment
3rd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment
3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment
3rd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment
3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment
3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment
5th Marine Regiment (5th MAR)
7th Marine Regiment
8th Marine Regiment

Artillery Units

11th Marine Regiment (11th MAR)
2nd Battalion 10th Marine Regiment

Force Service Support Groups

1st Force Service Support Group
2nd Force Service Support Group
3rd Force Service Support Group
4th Force Service Support Group

Headquarters Agency

Command, Control, Communication, Computers
Doctrine Division
Equal Opportunity Branch
Marine Corps Systems Command
Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity


Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Marine Corps Materiel Command
Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Marine Corps Reserve Support Command
Training & Education Command


1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
3rd Marine Division
4th Marine Division


Marine Corps Detachment Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Benning
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Bliss
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Gordon
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Huachuca
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Knox
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Leonard Wood
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Meade
Marine Corps Detachment Fort Sill
Marine Corps Detachment Naval Station Newport

Marine Forces

Marine Forces Atlantic
Marine Forces Europe
Marine Forces Korea
Marine Forces Pacific
Marine Forces Reserve
Marine Forces South
Marine Forces Unitas

Training / Schools

Assault Amphibian School
Financial Management School
Marine Air Ground Task Force Staff Training Program
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 22
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23
Marine Aviation Training Support Group 33
Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One
Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools
Marine Corps Communication Electronics School
Marine Corps Distance Learning Center
Marine Corps Engineer School
Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center
Marine Corps University
Officer Candidates School
Special Operations Training Group - II MEF
The Basic School
Training Information Management System
Weapons And Field Training Battalion Camp Pendleton

Other Listings

Anti-terrorism Force Protection
Communication-Electronics Technician's Network
I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group
Joint Communications Unit
Marine Barracks 8th & I
Marine Corps Base Brig Quantico
Marine Corps Institute
Marine Corps Marathon
Marine Corps Studies System
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Marine Junior ROTC Program
School of Infantry East
United States Marine Band, "The President's Own"

External Elements

Ceremonial Music Online (all branches)
Department of Navy Human Resources
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program
Korean War Commemoration
Naval Treaty Implementation Program (NTIP)

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