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Company G, Marine Security Guard Battalion

In 2008, the US Marine Corps reorganized the Marine Security Guard Battalion into an expanded Marine Embassy Security Group, with similarly expanded numbered regional commands. The individual companies previously assigned to the unit were inactivated.

Company G, Marine Security Guard Battalion was responsible for exercising command, but not operational control, of Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard Detachments located at US embassies in 12 countries throughout West and Central Africa. Company G was one of 7 regional headquarters for the Marine Security Guard Program. Company G had 4 primary activities. First was to provide continued training, personnel administration, logistical support, and discipline to Marines assigned to the Company. Second was to advise US Ambassadors and other key staff members on proper utilization, morale, welfare, safety, conduct, and living conditions for Marines assigned to each mission. Third was to resolve issues under the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of State and the US Marine Corps. Fourth was to conduct semi-annual inspections and monthly command visits.

Company G was formed in 1989 and was based in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire.




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