CHESTER HAS MOVED!: Quick followup thought . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Quick followup thought . . .

A MEU Command Element is really like a tiny little MEF command element in makeup and function. It has all of the necessities to control an entire MAGTF. An RCT on the other hand, does not have the breadth of staff necessary to control a MAGTF, but it certainly has what is needed to control several infantry bns. Perhaps 1/3 has been detached from 31 MEU and given to RCT 7 or RCT 1 for the fight. 31 MEU is perhaps C2ing the western battalions. My gut tells me Fallujah is RCT 7 and RCT 1, and RCT 5 is planning Ramadi, even though at least one of its battalions (3/5) is in Fallujah. Is this what counting cards in Vegas feels like?

4 Comments:

Blogger Still Thinking said...

Thank you for the updates on the 3/5

This site has several stories from Kilo 3/5.
http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/deployed
Interesting stuff

November 11, 2004 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger M said...

My understanding of the Marine Corps of today under the MEU is this. It is plug and play. Like lego's. You can plug any unit under a genralized command structure. A structure which is generic, already established, and already has generalized SOP from SOTG?)?

Makes for a mobile, agile Marine Corps? Does the Army have a similar structure?

November 11, 2004 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read in USA Today yesterday, that my old unit, BLT 3/1, was in the thick of it in Fallujah. I wish I was there w/ them...

Gitter done Marines!

November 11, 2004 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RCT 7 is in Western Al Anbar vicinity Syrian Border. One of their battalions is 1/7 which is vicinity Qaim. Unlikely RCT 7 is in Fallujah.

November 15, 2004 at 8:08 AM  

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