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Republic of China Marine Corps

Overview

The Republic of China Marine Corps (中華民國海軍陸戰隊; pinyin:Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn Lùzhàndùi) is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve.

Organization and Capabilities

Marine Corps Command:Marine Corps Command is subordinate to Navy GHQ, the General Staff, the Minister of Defense, and the ROC President.

  • Brigades (formerly divisions)
    • 66th Marine Brigade(Taipei area)
    • 77th Marine Brigade(Garrison brigade)
    • 99th Marine Brigade(CCK)
  • Groups
    • Amphibious Armor Group
    • Amphibious Reconnaissance Group (over half of the 600 troops of this battalion are aboriginal Taiwanese)
    • Beach Logistics Group
    • Communications, Information, and Electronic Warfare Group
  • Wuchiu Garrison Command
  • Tri-Service Joint Combat Training Base
  • Corps HQ Battalion

 

Amphibious Reconnaissance Group: nicknamed "Frogmen" and regarded as the ROC Military's counterpart to US Navy SEALs