Computer made/mounted on velcro 4.0 inch/100mm
15th MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT
In Apr 1983, the Commandant of the Marine Corps approved the original Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Headquarters concept, providing for the sourcing of two Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) headquarters from each Marine Amphibious Brigade headquarters. The Commandant directed the establishment of two additional MAU headquarters in Nov 1985. As a result, the Headquarters, 15th Marine Amphibious Unit was activated 1 Jul 1987 at Camp Pendleton.
The Commandant directed the replacement of the title “Headquarters” with “Command Element” in the titles of the MAGTFs in Aug 1987. The 15th MAU’s designation was further changed in Feb 1988 to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Both changes were made to more accurately reflect the operational and expeditionary nature of the MAGTF. Before World War II, and in the period between the war and the Vietnam Conflict, Marine units dispatched for overseas service were generally designated as “expeditionary brigades.”
Since its activation in Jul 1987, the 15th MEU has trained to meet its mission in the rotation with the 11th and 13th MEUs to provide a continuous presence in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf and as a ready MAGTF in the continental United States.