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      MARADMIN 562/06

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Date signed: 11/29/2006MARADMIN Number: 562/06


RENAMING OF THE COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT ELEMENT (CSSE) TO THE LOGISTICS COMBAT ELEMENT (LCE)



Subject:
R 290453Z NOV 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL MARADMIN(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 562/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC LPV//
SUBJ/RENAMING OF THE COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT ELEMENT (CSSE) TO THE
/LOGISTICS COMBAT ELEMENT (LCE)//
REF/A/MSGID:MARADMIN 335-05/CMC WASHINGTON DC/221901ZJUL2005//
REF/B/MSGID:MARADMIN 576-05/CMC WASHINGTON DC/051656ZDEC2005//
NARR/REF A ANNOUNCES THE REDESIGNATION OF THE FORCE SERVICE
SUPPORT GROUP (FSSG) TO MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP (MLG).  REF B IS
THE LCE REORGANIZATION UPDATE AND POA&M//
POC/JON HULL/COL/DC CDI LID/TEL:703-784-2283
/EMAIL:JON.HULL@USMC.MIL//
POC/MIKE RESNICK/GS14/LPV3/TEL:703-432-8242
/EMAIL:MIKE.RESNICK@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE 2006 COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
EXECUTIVE OFF-SITE (EOS) DIRECTED THAT THE DESIGNATION OF COMBAT
SERVICE SUPPORT ELEMENT (CSSE) CHANGE TO LOGISTICS COMBAT ELEMENT
(LCE).THIS MARADMIN FORMALLY ANNOUNCES DC I&L DECISION TO
IMPLEMENT THE CHANGE AND IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
2. THIS DIRECTIVE IS A LOGICAL PROGRESSION WITHIN THE MARINE CORPS
LCE REORGANIZATION EFFORTS OUTLINED WITHIN THE REFERENCES.  THE LCE
REFERS TO THE CORE ELEMENT OF A MARINE AIR GROUND TASK FORCE (MAGTF)
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH
THE MAGTF MISSION.  THE NEW NAME MORE ACCURATELY REPRESENTS THE
ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP (MLG), IS
CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMINOLOGY OF THE OTHER MAGTF ELEMENTS (E.G.,
GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT, AVIATION COMBAT ELEMENT) AND REFLECTS OUR
COMBAT NATURE. LCE(S) ARE FURTHER DEFINED IN THE FOUR TYPES OF
MAGTFS: THE LCE FOR A MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IS A MARINE
LOGISTICS GROUP; THE LCE FOR A MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE IS A
COMBAT LOGISTICS REGIMENT; THE LCE FOR A MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT
(MEU) IS A COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION.  THE LCE FOR A SPECIAL
PURPOSE MAGTF IS DEPENDENT ON MAGTF MISSIONS AND CAPABILITY, AND CAN
RANGE FROM A COMBAT LOGISTICS COMPANY TO A MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP.
THE NEW LCE NAMING CONSTRUCT MAKES THESE OLD NAMES: CSSE, FORCE
SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP, BRIGADE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP, MEU SERVICE
SUPPORT GROUP, COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP AND COMBAT SERVICE
SUPPORT DETACHMENT, OBSOLETE.
3.  WHILE LCE SHALL BE USED IN ALL FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS, THE
DEFINITIONS AND MISSIONS DESCRIBING THE OLD CSSE ORGANIZATIONS
REMAIN VALID UNTIL THEY CAN BE PROPERLY UPDATED.  THE DC I&L
LOGISTICS MODERNIZATION TRANSITION TASK FORCE WILL FACILITATE
REQUIRED ACTIONS TO EFFECT ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO MARINE CORPS,
SISTER SERVICE AND JOINT DOCUMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND DOCTRINE
PUBLICATIONS DURING FUTURE UPDATE CYCLES.//