Logistics combat element

In the United States Marine Corps, the logistics combat element (LCE), formerly combat service support element, is the portion of the Marine air-ground task force responsible with providing logistical support. It provides equipment and personnel to keep the MAGTF running logistically.

The logistics combat element (LCE), organized into battalions, regiments, and groups, has its own headquarters element for command and control (management and planning for manpower, intelligence, operations and training, and logistics functions) of its subordinate units and contains the majority of the combat service support units for the MAGTF, including: heavy motor transport, ground supply, heavy engineer support, ground equipment maintenance, and advanced medical and dental units, along with certain specialized groups such as air delivery, EOD, and landing support teams.

The size of the LCE varies in proportion to the size of the MAGTF. A Marine expeditionary force has a Marine logistics group or MLG. A Marine expeditionary brigade holds a combat logistics regiment or CLR, often reinforced with equipment and personnel from other logistics units. The various Marine expeditionary units command a reinforced combat logistics battalion. Generally, MEF postings are permanent, while MEBs and MEUs rotate their GCE, ACE, and LCE twice annually.

Hierarchy of Marine logistics unitsEdit

1st Marine Logistics Group
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LCE of I Marine Expeditionary Force
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Dental Battalion
 
7th Engineer Support Battalion
 

Combat Logistics Regiment 1Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 1
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 5
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 7
 
1st Transportation Support Battalion

Combat Logistics Regiment 15Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Maintenance Battalion
 
Warfighters
1st Medical Battalion
 
1st Supply Battalion
 
Dragon Warriors
Combat Logistics Company 11
 
Combat Logistics Company 16
 
Los Lobos

Combat Logistics Regiment 17Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 11
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 13
 
Lucky
Combat Logistics Battalion 15
 
Blackout

2nd Marine Logistics Group
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LCE of II Marine Expeditionary Force
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
 
2nd Dental Battalion
 
8th Engineer Support Battalion
 

Combat Logistics Regiment 2Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 2
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 6
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 8
 

Combat Logistics Regiment 25Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
2nd Maintenance Battalion
 
2nd Supply Battalion
 
2nd Medical Battalion
 
Combat Logistics Company 21
 
Combat Logistics Company 23
 
Roughnecks

Combat Logistics Regiment 27Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 22
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 24
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 26
 
2nd Military Police Battalion
 

3rd Marine Logistics Group
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LCE of III Marine Expeditionary Force
 
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
3rd Dental Battalion
 
9th Engineer Support Battalion
 

Combat Logistics Regiment 3Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 3
 
Combat Logistics Battalion 4
 
The Supporting Edge
3d Landing Support Battalion
3d Transportation Support Battalion
 
Rough Riders

Combat Logistics Regiment 35Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
3rd Medical Battalion
 
3rd Maintenance Battalion
 
3rd Supply Battalion
 
Combat Logistics Company 35
 
Combat Logistics Company 36
 
Dragons

Combat Logistics Regiment 37Edit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Combat Logistics Battalion 31
 
Atlas Battalion

4th Marine Logistics Group
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LCE of Marine Forces Reserve
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters and Service Battalion
 
4th Maintenance Battalion
 
4th Supply Battalion
 
6th Engineer Battalion
 
6th Motor Transport Battalion
 
4th Medical Battalion
 
4th Dental Battalion
 
4th Landing Support Battalion
 
6th Communications Battalion
Note: also falls under CE, Marine Forces Reserve
 

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