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TF 61/2 Rotation 2 group photo

U.S. Marines with Task Force 61/2 pose for a group photo at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Nov. 16, 2023.


FASTEUR trains with Latvian service members

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gary Gonzalez, an infantry rifleman with FASTEUR, fires an M240 during a live-fire shoot at Lielvārde Airfield, Latvia


2d MEB Dining Out

U.S. service members and families of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB), conducted a dining out service at MCB Camp Lejeune last week.


Archipelago Endeavor 23

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chance Sabol, peers through an optic during Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 23 in Sweden on Sept. 11, 2023.


TF61/2 visits Athens MSG Det

U.S. Marines from TF 61/2 and MSG Detachment Athens pose for a photo at the Greek U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, on August 1, 2023.


The MEB Command Element (CE) provides a Marine Air Ground Task Force /Joint Task Force(MAGTF/JTF)-capable headquarters that can rapidly deploy and when directed composites with naval and / or land-based forward-deployed and/or rapidly deployable forces to form a MAGTF or the core element of a JTF headquarters in order to fulfill Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC) operational requirements.

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Task Force 61/2 celebrates the Marine Corps' 248th birthday
2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Nov. 13, 2023 | 1:49
Task Force 61/2 celebrates the Marine Corps' 248th birthday
2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Nov. 13, 2023 | 1:49
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Nordic Response 24
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Brigadier General Andrew T. Priddy
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Brigadier General (BGen) Drew T. Priddy is currently serving as the Commanding General of 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and the Deputy Commanding General of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). BGen Priddy received his commission in 1995 from the United States Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.

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Colonel Kevin Shea
Chief of Staff, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Colonel Shea is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for 2nd MEB. Colonel Shea was commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1999. As a company grade officer, his operational assignments include: Rifle Platoon Commander and Combined Anti-Armor Platoon Commander with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines (Unit Deployment Program and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 1) and Weapons Company and Company A Commander with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.2 and 9-1).

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Sergeant Major Joseph Mendez
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Sergeant Major Mendez is currently serving as the Sergeant Major for 2d MEB. Sergeant Major Mendez is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1997. Upon completion of recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina, Private First Class Mendez reported to the School of Infantry where he earned the MOS 0311 and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

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