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1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn

1st Marine Division

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Mission

The LAR Battalion conducts reconnaissance, security and economy of force operations, and within its capabilities, limited offensive or delaying operations that exploit the unit's mobility and firepower.



1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert D. Juarez
Commanding Officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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Major Blackford
Executive Officer 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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Sergeant Major Chamberlin
Sergeant Major, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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