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U.S. Africa Command will validate the Marine Corps' 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Joint Task Force Headquarters capability during a command-post exercise for Exercise Judious Response 2015 from March 19-25, 2015. The MEB JTF HQ for the exercise includes representatives from across all the military services, the United Kingdom, U.S. Special Operations Command, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command and the Joint Training Section from the Joint Staff J7.

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U.S. Africa Command to validate Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

23 Mar 2015 | Courtesy Story 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

U.S. Africa Command will validate the Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Joint Task Force Headquarters' capability during a command-post exercise for Exercise Judicious Response 2015 from March 19-25, 2015. 

The exercise is a mission rehearsal and will validate the unit’s capability to rapidly respond to crises and contingencies as a scalable JTF HQ in support of Geographic Combatant Commander operational requirements. 

JTF validation is part of the unit’s requirement to achieve full operational capability by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. 

The scenario will test 2nd MEB’s joint crisis response capabilities within a non-combatant evacuation operation, which includes standing up a JTF HQ, aggregating and employing joint forces and executing a myriad of tasks to accomplish its assigned mission. 

The MEB JTF HQ for the exercise includes representatives from across all the military services, the United Kingdom, U.S. Special Operations Command, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command and the Joint Training Section from the Joint Staff J7. 

Re-established as a standing HQ in June 2012, 2nd MEB HQ has grown and developed its staff through a series of mission rehearsals and operations to execute missions as a command element for a Marine Air Ground Task Force and as the core of a JTF-Capable HQ. 

For more information on this exercise, please contact the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade staff at 910-450-7239 or antony.andrious@usmc.mil and john.j.parry@usmc.mil.