II Marine Expeditionary Force visits STRIKFORNATO
The Commanding General of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, LtGen Brian Beaudreault, signing STRIKFORNATO's book of honour.
Aug 27, 2019
Portugal – On 26 August 2019, the Commanding General of the II
Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), LtGen Brian Beaudreault, U.S. Marine Corps
(USMC), visited STRIKFORNATO in what proved to be a fruitful opportunity to
exchange information about our organizations and to explore opportunities to develop
a stronger mutually beneficial relationship between the two commands.
the visit, a series of institutional and operational briefings set the base for
the main topic of the visit: the future of our commands. STRIKFORNATO and II MEF
discussed planned exercises, goals and challenges of the real life security and
defence scenario, the everyday preparation needed to effectively deploy our
forces, as well as our shared vision and potential opportunity to develop
cooperation between commands. The visit ended with an informal meeting between
LtGen Beaudreault and all U.S. enlisted personnel at STRIKFORNATO.
II MEF is one of the three MEFs in the
U.S. Marine Corps, which are the largest and most powerful Marine Air-Ground
Task Force. They have the distinguished capability of being self-sustainable
for a period of 60 days while projecting offensive combater power ashore, by
combining ground, air and logistics forces. With its 4700 Marines and Sailors, this
MEF is able to support Joint Force Commanders in missions and situations of
Humanitarian support and natural relief operations, support a rapid crisis
response, train allied forces and operate independent of established airfields, basing agreements, and over-flight rights.When forward deployed, it can also provide