February 1933

A Naval Expedition Involving the Landing of a Marine Expeditionary Force

Volume 17, Issue 4

In a paper published in the Marine Corps Gazette for November, 1932, it was pointed out that the Marine Corps has two missions involving the operations of an expeditionary force.

(a) To assist the fleet in establishing and maintaining American sea-power in the theatre of war by land operations in the seizure, defense and holding of temporary advanced bases until relieved by the Army, and by such other land operations as are essential to the prosecution of the naval campaign.

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