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Marines sharpen skills at CPX

26 Oct 2005 | Cpl. Rocco DeFilippis 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

As the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element begins training for its deployment next spring, the Marines and sailors built on the real-world experience gained from supporting humanitarian efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

During the MEU’s command post exercise Oct. 24-27, the Marines used lessons learned during their time in the Gulf Coast to hone their skills in setting up and running an expeditionary command operations center.

After standing up the COC and beginning the training scenario, the Marines focused on internal coordination and reporting requirements as they worked the kinks out of their command-and-control procedures.