1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Sergeant Derrick Higgs and Cpl. Clayton Degnan, both with Co. C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, stand after receiving the Mitchell Cup and their annual rifle squad competition badges for winning the 2016 1st Marine Division Squad Competition award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 14, 2016. The Mitchell Cup was named after Cpl. Robert Mitchell, who received the Navy Cross for his heroic actions as a squad leader in Fallujah, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall)
The ‘Magnificent’ 7th Marines take Infantry Squad Competition again
Sergeant Derrick Higgs and Cpl. Clayton Degnan, both with Co. C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, stand after receiving the Mitchell Cup and their annual rifle squad competition badges for winning the 2016 1st Marine Division Squad Competition award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 14, 2016. The Mitchell Cup was named after Cpl. Robert Mitchell, who received the Navy Cross for his heroic actions as a squad leader in Fallujah, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall)
Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gray, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practices tactical maneuvers during a squad competition on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 13, 2016. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th, and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit, infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition “Super Squad”
Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gray, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, practices tactical maneuvers during a squad competition on Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 13, 2016. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th, and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit, infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
Lance Cpl. Scott Buschur, an infantryman with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, fires at a target during a live-fire range aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 12, 2016.  The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th, and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit, infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition “Super Squad”
Lance Cpl. Scott Buschur, an infantryman with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, fires at a target during a live-fire range aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 12, 2016. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th, and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit, infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
Lance Cpl. Jaime J. Camacho takes aim at a simulated enemy for 1st Marine Division’s annual Infantry Squad competitions. The competition pits squads from the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments along with one from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against one another in marksmanship, physical fitness and squad-level tactics. Camacho, a native of Laredo, Texas, is a rifleman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competiton “Super Squad.”
Lance Cpl. Jaime J. Camacho takes aim at a simulated enemy for 1st Marine Division’s annual Infantry Squad competitions. The competition pits squads from the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments along with one from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against one another in marksmanship, physical fitness and squad-level tactics. Camacho, a native of Laredo, Texas, is a rifleman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Lance Cpl. Chance A. Goff prepares to fire an M203 Grenade Launcher during a combat marksmanship course for 1st Marine Division’s annual Infantry Squad competitions. The competition pits squads from the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments along with one from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against one another in marksmanship, physical fitness and squad-level tactics. Goff, who placed first in the marksmanship competition, is a native of Fayette, Missouri and a rifleman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competiton “Super Squad.”
Lance Cpl. Chance A. Goff prepares to fire an M203 Grenade Launcher during a combat marksmanship course for 1st Marine Division’s annual Infantry Squad competitions. The competition pits squads from the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments along with one from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against one another in marksmanship, physical fitness and squad-level tactics. Goff, who placed first in the marksmanship competition, is a native of Fayette, Missouri and a rifleman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division move towards defensive positions during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 14, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
5th Marine Regiment competes in 1st Marine Division Infantry Competition "Super Squad"
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division move towards defensive positions during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 14, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division consult a map while building a terrain model during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 12, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
5th Marine Regiment competes in 1st Marine Division Infantry Competition "Super Squad"
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division consult a map while building a terrain model during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 12, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division build a terrain model during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 12, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
5th Marine Regiment competes in 1st Marine Division Infantry Competition "Super Squad"
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division build a terrain model during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Squad Competition July 12, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, California. The 1st Marine Division hosted their annual Infantry Squad or “Super Squad” competition which pits the 1st, 5th and 7th Marine Regiments and a Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against each other in tests designed to evaluate their leadership and small unit infantry skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct a six-mile hike to Red Beach where the battalion held its annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night brings the battalion together to strengthen their brotherhood and esprit-de-corps through a warrior’s fest and competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct a six-mile hike to Red Beach where the battalion held its annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night brings the battalion together to strengthen their brotherhood and esprit-de-corps through a warrior’s fest and competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 1st Marine Division, conduct timed Humvee pulls during the battalion’s Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.  The intramural competitions strengthened the bonds between the Marines working in teams. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 1st Marine Division, conduct timed Humvee pulls during the battalion’s Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The intramural competitions strengthened the bonds between the Marines working in teams. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion cheer and motivate the Marines participating in a tug-of-war challenge during the battalion’s annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.  The competitions tighten the bonds of brotherhood and build esprit corps as units work together in head to head competitions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion cheer and motivate the Marines participating in a tug-of-war challenge during the battalion’s annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The competitions tighten the bonds of brotherhood and build esprit corps as units work together in head to head competitions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in pugil sticks matches during the battalion’s annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in pugil sticks matches during the battalion’s annual Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Nakonieczny, the commanding officer of Headquarters Battalion, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, knees down with the battalion’s Highlander Sword while Marines fight using pugil sticks during 1st LAR’s Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Nakonieczny, the commanding officer of Headquarters Battalion, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, knees down with the battalion’s Highlander Sword while Marines fight using pugil sticks during 1st LAR’s Highlander Night aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
A Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division screams while pulling during the battalion’s Highlander Night tug-of-war competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.  The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions Highlander Night
A Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division screams while pulling during the battalion’s Highlander Night tug-of-war competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016. The Highlander Night tightens the bonds of brotherhood through competitions that pit unit against unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Bob Pruitt speaks with a Marine before the start of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment “Dark Horse” Reunion at the San Mateo Memorial Garden April 29, 2016. Pruitt, a Vietnam War veteran and former Navy petty officer, is now a Patriot Guard Rider. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
Marines and friends of “Dark Horse” remember Sangin
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Bob Pruitt speaks with a Marine before the start of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment “Dark Horse” Reunion at the San Mateo Memorial Garden April 29, 2016. Pruitt, a Vietnam War veteran and former Navy petty officer, is now a Patriot Guard Rider. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Mabus sets standards, expectations at town hall
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Mabus sets standards, expectations at town hall
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Lieutenant General David H. Berger, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, presents Marines assigned to Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, with the Marine Corps Motor Transportation Unit of the Year award, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, March 25, 2016. The Marines with Truck Co. demonstrated exceptional technical and tactical proficiency and dependability which earned them the award.
Truck Company named Marine Corps Motor Transportation Unit of the Year
Lieutenant General David H. Berger, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, presents Marines assigned to Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, with the Marine Corps Motor Transportation Unit of the Year award, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, March 25, 2016. The Marines with Truck Co. demonstrated exceptional technical and tactical proficiency and dependability which earned them the award.
Marines refuel an Amphibious Assault Vehicle from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation Feb. 25, 2016. The MCCRE evaluates the readiness of the Marines of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prior to their deployment to Okinawa, Japan. Refueling from an aircraft is a unique capability for the AAV crew as it is not a commonly trained skill. The aircraft is from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines take on the sea, shore, air
Marines refuel an Amphibious Assault Vehicle from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation Feb. 25, 2016. The MCCRE evaluates the readiness of the Marines of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prior to their deployment to Okinawa, Japan. Refueling from an aircraft is a unique capability for the AAV crew as it is not a commonly trained skill. The aircraft is from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Amphibious Assault Vehicles set a defense as the remaining AAV-7s assault the beach on Camp Pendleton Feb. 25, 2016. The exercise evaluated the readiness of the Marines of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prior to their deployment to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines take on the sea, shore, air
Amphibious Assault Vehicles set a defense as the remaining AAV-7s assault the beach on Camp Pendleton Feb. 25, 2016. The exercise evaluated the readiness of the Marines of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prior to their deployment to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Rear Adm. Brent Scott gives the opening remarks for the first Professional Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Awards for the Chaplain Corps
Rear Adm. Brent Scott gives the opening remarks for the first Professional Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue presents the Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award to Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. O’Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, was a guest speaker and presented awards to the recipients.  Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Awards for the Chaplain Corps
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue presents the Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award to Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. O’Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, was a guest speaker and presented awards to the recipients. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Martin Vasquez (left) and Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue, commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, attach campaign streamers to the division colors during a Battle Colors Rededication Ceremony in honor of the division’s 75th anniversary, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016.  Veteran and active duty Marines and Sailors who served in the division over the years participated in the ceremony, celebrating the oldest, largest, and most decorated division in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
1st Marine Division Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Martin Vasquez (left) and Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue, commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, attach campaign streamers to the division colors during a Battle Colors Rededication Ceremony in honor of the division’s 75th anniversary, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016. Veteran and active duty Marines and Sailors who served in the division over the years participated in the ceremony, celebrating the oldest, largest, and most decorated division in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establishes communications with the combat operation center in a Combat Convoy Simulator aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Feb. 2, 2016. The CCS at first glance looks like an expensive, high-tech video game, but its primary use is preparing Marines for real-world combat missions with simulations of realistic scenarios.
The Future is Now: 5/11 Convoy Training Goes Virtual
A Marine with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establishes communications with the combat operation center in a Combat Convoy Simulator aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Feb. 2, 2016. The CCS at first glance looks like an expensive, high-tech video game, but its primary use is preparing Marines for real-world combat missions with simulations of realistic scenarios.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Chuong Nguyen, 5th Marine Regiment Sergeant Major, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016. Maj. Gen. O'Donohue visited the 1st MARDIV units participating in ITX 2-16. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever A. Statz/Released)
1st MARDIV Commanding General and Sergeant Major visit ITX 2-16
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Chuong Nguyen, 5th Marine Regiment Sergeant Major, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016. Maj. Gen. O'Donohue visited the 1st MARDIV units participating in ITX 2-16. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever A. Statz/Released)
Mission
Today, 1st Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of I MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 1st Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
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