US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Mark Pangilinain, Motor Transport Mechanic, Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 31 (MSSG-31), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands ready as a member of the Evacuation Control Center Group (ECCG) aboard the Wasp Class, Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2). The 31st MEU is assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven (PHIBRON 11), which is in the Persian Gulf representing a force in readiness with Strike from the Sea capabilities in the Global War on Terrorism