22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
The official command seal for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Mission

The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force that provides strategic speed and agility, ensuring our Marines are forward deployed and prepared to respond and protect U.S. national security interests around the globe. The Marine Expeditionary Unit can respond faster from longer ranges with greater capabilities across the range of military operations.

 

 

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Alexander the Great 2022
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
May 15, 2022 | 1:01
Alexander the Great 2022
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
May 15, 2022 | 1:01
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Alexander the Great 2022
Amphibious Reconnaissance Operations during Alexander the Great 2022
2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment honors Lance Cpl. Cody Childers
22MEU conducts Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO)
2/6 Marines and corpsman save the life of another
22nd MEU conducts VBSS
 

 

Leaders

Colonel Paul C. Merida
COMMANDING OFFICER, 22ND MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT

Colonel Paul Merida is a native of Oakland, California and graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1994. In 1995, he was commissioned and upon completion of TBS and IOC he served from 1996 to 1999 with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines.

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Sergeant Major Christian Charkowski
SERGEANT MAJOR, 22ND MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT

Sergeant Major Charkowski was born in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from high school in 1993 he enlisted in the Marine Corps.  After graduation from Boot Camp and Marine Combat Training he attended Military Police Occupational Specialty School at Fort McClellan, Alabama. 

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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit