Col. Robert Brodie

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Col. Robert Brodie, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit commanding officer, takes notes during a meeting with local community and federal agency leadership during typhoon relief efforts in Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 11, 2018. Service members from the Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and working with Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas civil and local officials for Typhoon Mangkhut recovery efforts. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bernadette Plouffe/Released)

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