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    HQ Reg., 2nd MLG, conducts CPX

    Camp Blanding CPX

    Photo By Sgt. Scarlet Sharp | U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conduct a convoy, on Camp Blanding Joint...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Chris Garcia 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force   

    Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conducted a command post exercise at Joint Center Camp Blanding, Florida, Aug. 9-16, 2017.

    CPX is a week-long field exercise that is designed to develop and improve upon the Marines’ and Sailors’ abilities to command and control a logistics combat element. The exercise is being conducted concurrently with the maritime prepositioning force exercise, an exercise in which Marines and Sailors worked together to offload and process military equipment from a single MPF ship.

    “The focus is staff roles, responsibilities and integrating the staff towards problems that we may confront in logistics areas,” said Col. Andrew Niebel, the commanding officer of HQ Regiment. “As well as making sure we get good individual, collective training for our Marines.”

    Throughout the exercise, the Marines developed staff plans to move combat essential equipment, fuel and field rations to staging areas in support of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade operational requirements.

    “We rehearsed transferring and using equipment offloaded from the maritime prepositioning force ship,” said Maj. Lindsay Murphy, the operations officer for HQ Regiment. “It gave the unit an opportunity to refine our command and control procedures and rehearse our core logistic functions in a tactical setting.”

    The CPX Marines also conducted convoy operations to practice receiving equipment from the maritime prepositioning force.

    To prepare for the convoy, the Marines participated in classes on convoy communication and reporting, convoy orders and MPF operations, and improved their skills as vehicle operators by executing a vehicle recovery operation and establishing a tactical motor pool.

    “Our mission sets offered the ability to practice dispatching and battle tracking multiple convoys simultaneously,” said 1st Lt. David A. Alexander, Headquarters Regiment Motor Transport Officer. “The Marines in the combat operations center and our operators were challenged with the task of reacting to simulated casualty transportation as well as catastrophic vehicle breakdowns.”

    Throughout the training, the Marines performed to the best of their abilities to complete their mission.

    “A lot of learning has taken place,” said Col. Niebel. “I have seen nothing but high-morale and a lot of hard work from the Marines out here.”

    The exercise is in support of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and in preparation for Bold Alligator 17, a MEB-level amphibious operation exercise.



    Date Taken: 08.16.2017
    Date Posted: 08.25.2017 14:20
    Story ID: 246045

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