U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South

Miami, Florida
MARFORSOUTH Marines started the day by testing their physical ability in the Miami heat during the Combat Fitness Test.
MARFORSOUTH Marines started the day by testing their physical ability in the Miami heat during the Combat Fitness Test.
MARFORSOUTH Marines started the day by testing their physical ability in the Miami heat during the Combat Fitness Test.
MARFORSOUTH Marines started the day by testing their physical ability in the Miami heat during the Combat Fitness Test.
MARFORSOUTH held a retirement ceremony for LtCol James R. Lenard in Miami where he served as the MARFORSOUTH operations officer. Thank you for your 22 years of dedication to the Marine Corps and to our country. Semper Fidelis, sir.
MARFORSOUTH held a retirement ceremony for LtCol James R. Lenard in Miami where he served as the MARFORSOUTH operations officer. Thank you for your 22 years of dedication to the Marine Corps and to our country. Semper Fidelis, sir.
MARFORSOUTH congratulates the recently promoted SSgt Gregory Jean Claude. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Corps.
MARFORSOUTH congratulates the recently promoted SSgt Gregory Jean Claude. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Corps.
Teniente Coronel de Infanteria de Colombia (Colombian Marine Lt. Col.) Juan Góngora, commandant of training, speaks to U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command during a graduation ceremony from the Colombian Marine Corps jungle warfare course in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 11, 2019. The Colombian Marines hosted the U.S. Marines in order to exchange and learn each other's doctrines and increase interoperability in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command receive certificates of completion after graduating from the Colombian Marine Corps jungle warfare course in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 11, 2019. The Colombian Marines hosted the U.S. Marines in order to exchange and learn each other's doctrines and increase interoperability in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marines Sgt. Eric Pang and Cpl. Corey Jones, (left and middle) and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Siferd, (right) all serving with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, take questions after instructing a class of Salvadoran marine infantry students at La Base Naval, La Union, El Salvador, Sept. 26, 2019. A six-man tactics advisor team from SPMAGTF-SC have been in El Salvador since May 2019 to advise and help train entry-level Salvadoran marines and sailors. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment, which coincides with hurricane season. Pang is a native of West Haven, Connecticut, Jones is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and Siferd is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command receive certificates of completion after graduating from the Colombian Marine Corps jungle warfare course in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 11, 2019. The Colombian Marines hosted the U.S. Marines in order to exchange and learn each other's doctrines and increase interoperability in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
La Fuerza Armada El Salvador Col. Angel Sergio Lima, the director of Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Contra El Crimen Transnacional, introduces Comando Especial Antiterrorista de la Fuerza Armada base in Ilopongo, El Salvador, to U.S. Marine Maj. David Delvalle, a regional affairs officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, during a visit Sept. 25, 2019. Delvalle met with the Salvadorian leadership to ensure the partnership remains strong in the region as U.S. Marine units continuously train alongside the Salvadorian forces in the country. He also surveyed and assessed the training area that is able to facilitate U.S. Marine who look to train in the region. Delvalle is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command pose for a group photo after graduating from the Colombian Marine Corps jungle warfare course in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 11, 2019. The Colombian Marines hosted the U.S. Marines in order to exchange and learn each other's doctrines and increase interoperability in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marine Maj. David Delvalle, a regional affairs officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, meets with La Fuerza Armada El Salvador Col. Angel Sergio Lima and 1st Sgt. Rigoberto Antonio Shunico, the director and senior enlisted advisor, respectively, of Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Contra El Crimen Transnacional, at Comando Especial Antiterrorista de la Fuerza Armada base in Ilopongo, El Salvador, Sept. 25, 2019. Delvalle met with the Salvadorian leadership to ensure the partnership remains strong in the region as U.S. Marine units continuously train alongside the Salvadorian forces in the country. He also surveyed and assessed the training area that is able to facilitate U.S. Marine who look to train in the region. Delvalle is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marine Maj. David Delvalle, a regional affairs officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, meets with La Fuerza Armada El Salvador Col. Angel Sergio Lima and 1st Sgt. Rigoberto Antonio Shunico, the director and senior enlisted advisor, respectively, of Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Contra El Crimen Transnacional, at Comando Especial Antiterrorista de la Fuerza Armada base in Ilopongo, El Salvador, Sept. 25, 2019. Delvalle met with the Salvadorian leadership to ensure the partnership remains strong in the region as U.S. Marine units continuously train alongside the Salvadorian forces in the country. He also surveyed and assessed the training area that is able to facilitate U.S. Marine who look to train in the region. Delvalle is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Pouliot, a landing support specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, checks a load of potable water during helicopter support training in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. Landing support specialists assist with the throughput of unit personnel, supplies and equipment. U.S. and Colombian Marines have begun a weeklong humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, which is on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Pouliot is a native of Los Gatos, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
La Fuerza Armada El Salvador Col. Angel Sergio Lima, the director of Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Contra El Crimen Transnacional, shows the field training area just outside of Comando Especial Antiterrorista de la Fuerza Armada base in Ilopongo, El Salvador, to U.S. Marine Maj. David Delvalle, a regional affairs officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, during a visit Sept. 25, 2019. Delvalle met with the Salvadorian leadership to ensure the partnership remains strong in the region as U.S. Marine units continuously train alongside the Salvadorian forces in the country. He also surveyed and assessed the training area that is able to facilitate U.S. Marine who look to train in the region. Delvalle is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command observe a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter approach the pick-up site during a helicopter support training exercise in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. The training is part of a week-long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal between U.S. and Colombian Marines. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
La Fuerza Armada El Salvador Col. Angel Sergio Lima, the director of Centro Regional de Adiestramiento Contra El Crimen Transnacional, shows the field training area just outside of Comando Especial Antiterrorista de la Fuerza Armada base in Ilopongo, El Salvador, to U.S. Marine Maj. David Delvalle, a regional affairs officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, during a visit Sept. 25, 2019. Delvalle met with the Salvadorian leadership to ensure the partnership remains strong in the region as U.S. Marine units continuously train alongside the Salvadorian forces in the country. He also surveyed and assessed the training area that is able to facilitate U.S. Marine who look to train in the region. Delvalle is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Cifuentes)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command prepare a load of potable water during a helicopter support training exercise in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. The training is part of a week-long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal between U.S. and Colombian Marines. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Terriquis McKay, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, observes a sling load during a helicopter support training exercise in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. Landing support specialists assist with the throughput of unit personnel, supplies and equipment. U.S. and Colombian Marines have begun a weeklong humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, which is on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. McKay is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, lifts a load of potable water during a helicopter support training exercise in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. The training is part of a week-long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal between U.S. and Colombian Marines. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
Comandante Infantería de Marina de Colombia (Commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps) Brig. Gen. Ricardo Humberto Perico Pinto explains the significance of the joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2019. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
A member of the media sips water that was poured from a light weight water purification system utilized by Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, during a joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise with the Colombian Marines in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2019. A light weight water purification system was used to show members of the media the capability to turn salt water into potable water during a disaster relief situation. U.S. and Colombian Marines have begun a weeklong humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, which is on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Christopher Roark, an engineer assistant with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, attaches a hook during a helicopter support training exercise in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 1, 2019. The training is part of a week-long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal between U.S. and Colombian Marines. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Roark is a native of Winston, Oregon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
Teniente Coronel de Infanteria de Marina de Colombia (Colombian Marine Lt. Col.) Eduar Alexander Michaels Bravo, the deputy commander of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, gives potable water to a media member during a demonstration of the lightweight water purification system during a joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2019. A light weight water purification system was used to show members of the media the capability to turn salt water into potable water during a disaster relief situation. U.S. and Colombian Marines have begun a weeklong humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, which is on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Michaels Bravo is a native of Bogota, Colombia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marine Maj. Matthew Mallalieu, the communication strategy and operations officer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, is given water by Mayor de Infantería de Marina Colombiano (Colombian Marine Maj.) Edgar Hernando Jaimes Gomez in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2019. A light weight water purification system was used to show members of the media the capability to turn salt water into potable water during a disaster relief situation. U.S. and Colombian Marines have begun a weeklong humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, which is on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Mallalieu is a native of Flowery Branch, Georgia. Jaimes is a native of Barichara, Colombia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
U.S. Marine Col. Robert Meade, commanding officer of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, and Teniente Coronel de Infanteria de Marina de Colombia (Colombian Marine Lt. Col.) Eduar Alexander Michaels Bravo, the deputy commander of SPMAGTF-SC19, explains the role of task force in the joint humanitarian aid exercise during a media day in Coveñas, Colombia, Oct. 2, 2019. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The task force is conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. Meade is a naive of Greenville, Tennessee. Michaels Bravo is a native of Bogota, Colombia.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stanley Moy)
Leaders

Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South
Maj. Gen. Michael F. Fahey III
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Chief of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South
Col. Thomas C. Euler
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Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South
Sgt. Maj. Eric D. Cook
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Mission
U.S. Marine Forces South is the U. S. Marine Corps Service Component Command for U. S. Southern Command. Commander MARFORSOUTH, commands all Marine forces assigned to Commander, SOUTHCOM; advises the Commander, SOUTHCOM on the proper employment and support of Marine forces; conducts deployment and redeployment planning and execution of assigned, attached Marine forces; and accomplishes other operational missions as assigned.
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Marine task force joins Colombia in humanitarian assistance training
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and the Infantería de Marina de Colombia will kick off a week of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsals and subject matter expert exchanges in Coveñas, Colombia, September 30. The rehearsals and exchanges are hosted by the Armada Nacional de Colombia and will conduct training rehearsals at Base de Entrenamiento de Infantería de Marina through October 5. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Carlos Jimenez)
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