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General nominated to lead Marines in Pacific
5/26/2014  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr., the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, has been nominated to serve as the commander of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific, (replacing) Lt. Gen. Terry Robling as the leader of 86,000 Marines and sailors in the Pacific headquartered at Camp Smith in Halawa Heights. ...more.

Maj. Gen. Berger nominated to command I MEF
5/21/2014  Marine Corps Times
Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, who led Marines in Haiti, Fallujah, Iraq, and Afghanistan, was tapped to become commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that President Obama nominated Berger to succeed Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan ...more.

Balikatan starts, focuses on maritime security
5/5/2014  Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - With heightened tension over maritime territorial disputes, the Balikatan military exercises between Philippine and US troops will center this year on maritime security and domain awareness. ... Marine Col John Rutherford said the joint training is not being done to threaten any nation. “This growing capability is not a threat to other nations but, in fact, promotes regional security,” he said. ...more.

Marine general officer nominations announced; Toolan tapped for MarForPac
5/5/2014  Marine Corps Times
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced several new general officer nominations on Monday ... Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr. was nominated to serve as commander of Marine Corps Forces Pacific. Toolan is currently serving as the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force. ...more.

The Next Building Block in Pacific Defense: The US-Philippines Defense Agreement, 2014
4/29/2014  Second Line of Defense
The ability to rotate forces in support of missions is a key focus for US forces in the decade ahead. The PACAF Commander, General “Hawk” Carlisle has coined the term “places not bases” as his command’s way of discussing working with partners ... Lt. General “Guts” Robling, the MARFORPAC Commander, has focused on the key role of rotational forces in enabling USN-USMC forces engaged in a distributed laydown in the Pacific. ...more.