About U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, as the U.S. Marine Corps Service Component Commander for the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), commands all U.S. Marine Corps forces assigned to USINDOPACOM, accomplishes assigned operational missions, advises the USINDOPACOM  commander on the proper employment, capabilities and support of U.S. Marine Corps forces and provides combat ready forces to other commands, as required. The MARFORPAC Commander also serves as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific. 



MARFORPAC is the largest field command in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Forward deployed forces both ashore and afloat, and forces stationed in the United States are led by the Force Commander. With two-thirds of the Marine Corps’ operating forces assigned, MARFORPAC operates in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) area of responsibility, the largest Geographical Combatant Command in the U.S. Department of Defense.