In 2009, MARSOC expanded its footprint in Afghanistan, sending two full MSOCs and a Special Operations Task Force by year’s end. In May of 2009, MSOAG was reflagged as the 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion and continued supporting special operations missions across the world. In August of 2009, the Marine Special Operations Regiment (MSOR) was activated. In November, 2009, Major General Paul Lefebvre assumed command of MARSOC as it reached its peak numbers of deployed forces, with almost 600 MARSOC Marines and Sailors serving overseas, while the whole of MARSOC was just under 2000 men and women at the time. MARSOC would continue this operational tempo through 2011.