3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental)
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3rd Marine Logistics Group
Provides responsive, quality logistics support to III MEF, other Marine, joint, and combined forces and federal agencies, as directed, through expeditionary means, forward basing, and global sourcing.  A Navy-Marine Corps team with professional leaders at all levels, committed to quality of life and stewardship of resources, fully mission-capable of providing quality logistics in the Western Pacific and responding to global sourcing requirements.


3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental) Leaders

Colonel Matthew T. James
Commanding Officer, 3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental)

Following graduation from The Basic School and Logistics Officer Course, Second Lieutenant James joined 2d Reconnaissance Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he served as the Motor Transportation Officer.  In 2002, First Lieutenant James was reassigned to 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as the Logistics Officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I.

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Sergeant Major Rupert K. Palmer
Sergeant Major, 3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental)

From January 1999 to March 2002, he was assigned to Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines.  In March of 2002 he was transferred to Motor Transport Maintenance Instructional Company, Logistics Operations School, Camp Johnson, North Carolina.  He was subsequently assigned to MCRD PI, in December 2004 to January 2008.  While assigned to Company H, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, and Special Training Company, Sergeant Major Palmer served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Platoon Commander at MCRD PI.

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We want to extend a very warm welcome to everyone who is relocating to Okinawa! Okinawa is a fabulous place to be assigned to and we want to ensure your tour starts off right by providing every possible resource to ensure your relocation to Okinawa is as easy as possible.

Want to learn more about where to shop, eat and play in Okinawa? Looking for transportation schedules for the Green Line and the off-base bus system? Download MCCS Okinawa Liberty App as it provides this and much, much more on what is available on Okinawa.

Okinawa is located approximately 400 miles south of mainland Japan. Okinawa is home to III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installation Pacific (MCIPAC).  Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (MCB Camp Butler), which falls under MCIPAC, includes Camp KinserCamp FosterCamp CourtneyCamp HansenCamp Schwaband Camp Gonsalves. Okinawa is also home to  Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Major subordinate commands falling under the III Marine Expeditionary Force include 3rd Marine Logistics Group3rd Marine Division1st Marine Aircraft Wing3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Navy presence on Okinawa includes Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa with its tenant commands and the  U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Foster. Naval facilities are physically located throughout Okinawa (on Kadena Air Base, Camp Shields, and White Beach Naval Facility). There is also a significant Air Force and Army presence on Okinawa located at Kadena Air Base and Torii Station. Among what is available on Okinawa, please know that there are Off-Limits Establishments and Areas that are outlined in the IIIMEF/MCIPAC-MCBBBul 5800.

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The Relocation Assistance Program offers comprehensive programs and workshops geared towards assisting service members, their families, and DoD civilians navigate their way through the sometimes stressful relocation process...

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The Single Marine Program (SMP) functions to support single Marines’ leisure interests and Quality of Life (QOL) concerns. SMP serves as the voice for single Marines in identifying concerns, developing initiatives, and providing recommendations through advocacy, recreational activities, special events, and community involvement.

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The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers, counselors, and registered nurses who provide education and support to Marine families who are expecting or raising children aged 0 -5 years old. The NPSP also hosts baby boot camp and group parenting classes, playgroups, and home visits for Marines and their families.

The NPSP is designed to be a reliable resource of information and answers for moms and dads. We offer free home visitations, classes, and groups to promote positive parent-child bonding and attachment as well as balancing family and military life.

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Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money -- The MyMoney Five (Earn, Save & Invest, Protect, Spend, Borrow). Keep these five principles in mind as you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals. This website is organized around the MyMoney Five principles so you can quickly identify resources and tools to help you in these areas.

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Transition Readiness Program (TRP) provides our transitioning Marines and their families with the resources and tools needed to reach their personal goals and includes a standardized core curriculum.

The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) works to ensure that Marines are prepared for their transition from military to civilian life and provides Marines and their families with the tools and resources needed to pursue the Department of Defense directed Career Readiness Standards.  The program promotes awareness of the Career Readiness Standards (CRS) that Service Members must meet to create a successful transition and meet TAP compliance per the 10 U.S.C. § 1142(a)(4). Service Members must comply with the below conditions to become TAP compliant.

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Good day Everyone,

My name is Delana Jemison, and I am the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC), formerly referred to as the Family Readiness Officer (FRO).  I am looking forward to working with all of you and your families here or back stateside.  The goal of the Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is to ensure consistent, timely and accurate Official Command Communication; provide Information, Resource and Referral Services; Readiness and Deployment Support and lastly Volunteer Management.  All of this is provided to enhance our Marine’s or Sailor’s personal and family readiness.

As the DRC, my role is to act as a liaison between families and the command by facilitating two-way communication.  Additionally, I can assist you with referral to community resources provided through the Department of Defense (DoD) and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). In the event of a deployment, I will be a resource for information, workshops, and support services that help ease the burden placed on families.  I will also be assisting with all the unit events such as family days and holiday parties. 

Having detailed my role as the DRC, I would like to ask for your support in the UPFRP.  The Family Readiness Program realizes that the program cannot thrive to its greatest potential without the support of the Marines, Sailors, and their families.  Please know that any input or ideas you may have for the program are valued and very much appreciated.

Again, I look forward to working with all of you and hearing from you with any ideas, comments or concerns.  Your input along with volunteer participation will enable the unit to provide an active and successful program to you as well as  the families of our battalion.  Feel free to contact me or stop by my main office located at 3d SGX (3d Supply Battalion), bldg. 708, room 108 on Camp Kinser.

Lastly, please click on the 3d SGX emblem in my signature block to find us on Facebook.  Alternatively, you may search ‘3d Sustainment Group’ on FaceBook, InstaGram, and LinkedIn.

Semper FRO,


Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC)

3d Sustainment Group Experimental (3d SGX)/

3d Supply Battalion/3d Maintenance Battalion

3d Marine Logistics Group,

Camp Kinser, Okinawa Japan

☎DSN 637-2242

☎COMM: 011-81-61-1737-2242


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