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Bold Alligator 2017

BA17 takes place between Oct. 20-30, 2017. This year's exercise is a live, scenario-driven exercise designed to demonstrate maritime and amphibious force capabilities and their vital role in protecting national interests.

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team is commited to improving naval interoperability within the littorals and across the maritime domain with our partner nations, which is necesssary in the current and future readiness of our forces.

The Series

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) conducts exercises in order to concentrate on more complex issues, refresh the practical and mechanical aspects of planning and conducting amphibious operations, and refine what we learn and develop from these invaluable experiences.

After more than a decade of armed conflict, the Navy-Marine Corps team is working hard to revitalize, refine, and strengthen fundamental amphibious competencies and reinforce the Navy and Marine Corps roles as fighters from the sea.

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marine Corps


Global partnerships are critical to establishing a resilient peace worldwide. Bold Alligator provides a premium venue to improving and understanding operational proficiencies between U.S. naval amphibious forces, coalition, NATO, allied and partner nations’ forces.

Improving Navy-Marine Corps amphibious core competencies alongside these partners is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces.


Press Releases


U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Public Affairs and Outreach, N01P

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command