26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
The official command seal for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
A Certain Force In An Uncertain World
Our Mission is straight forward: While we provide a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response, and limited contingency operations, to include enabling the introduction of follow-on forces and designated special operations, in support of theater requirements of the Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC), fundamentally, we must be ready, relevant, and capable of aggregating forces and deploying with limited notice as a MAGTF in support of crises, expeditionary operations on land or from the sea, or other emergent rotational requirements.


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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
March 17, 2023 | 3:10
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
March 17, 2023 | 3:10
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26th MEU’s Small Boat Detachment Maneuvers Within The Littorals
26th MEU Marines and Sailors complete underwater egress training
U.S. Marines Conduct Underwater Egress Training
Belleau Wood Tree Dedication Ceremony
26th MEU Marines Participate in VBSS Course
26th MEU Marines Participate in VBSS Course Reel
Bringing Them Home: 26th MEU Marines Conduct Mass-Casualty Exercise
1st Battalion, 6th Marines Marine Corps Readiness Evaluation
26th Marine Expeditionary Field Exercise (MEUFEX)
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit departs from Operation Allies Welcome
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Birthday Video
Task Force Pickett Distributes Cold Weather Gear to Afghan Guests
Task Force Pickett Vaccination Efforts
The Charlotte Eagles host a soccer camp on Fort Pickett
Face's of the MEU: Not Your Average Day on the Trail
Caribbean Urban Warrior Mini Documentary
Caribbean Urban Warrior Mini Documentary Teaser
The Frozen Few
26 MEU is ready, relevant, and capable






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Unit Leaders

Colonel Dennis W. Sampson
Commanding Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Born in Oceanside, California, Colonel Sampson is a third generation United States Marine raised in

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Lieutenant Colonel Josef H. Wiese
Executive Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lieutenant Colonel Wiese was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in

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Sergeant Major James L. Horr
Sergeant Major, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Sergeant Major Horr began his current assignment as the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Sergeant

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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit