The MPS are organized into three squadrons, each commanded by a Navy captain. MPS Squadron One, usually located in the Atlantic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea, has four ships; MPS Squadron Two, usually located at Diego Garcia, has five ships; and MPS Squadron Three, normally in the Guam/Saipan area, has four ships.
Each MPS squadron carries sufficient equipment and supplies to sustain 17,000 Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force personnel for up to 30 days. Each ship can discharge cargo either pierside or while anchored offshore using lighterage carried aboard. This capability gives the Marine Corps the ability to operate in both developed and underdeveloped areas of the world.
|Power Plant|| Steam turbines, 2 boilers, 30,000 shp|
|Displacement||48,754 tons full load|
|Capacity|| 152,524 sq. ft. vehicle|
1,544,000 gallons petroleum
94,780 gallons water
25 civilian maintenance
|Aircraft||Helicopter platform only|
|SGT Matej Kocak||T-AK 3005||Sun||Europe||05 Oct 1984|
|PFC E. A. Obregon||T-AK 3006||Sun||Europe||15 Jan 1985|
|MAJ S. W. Pless||T-AK 3007||Quincy||Europe||01 May 1985|