1st Marine Division (FWD)

 

1st Marine Division (FWD)

1st Marine Division Combat Camera developed a number of posters to promote the Protect What You Earned campaign as championed by Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, to get Marines talking about thoughtful decision-making. The commandant’s vision is to preserve the Corps’ combat readiness by ensuring individual Marines succeed in their careers and personal lives.
Protect What You’ve Earned: 1st Marine Division localizes campaign
1st Marine Division Combat Camera developed a number of posters to promote the Protect What You Earned campaign as championed by Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, to get Marines talking about thoughtful decision-making. The commandant’s vision is to preserve the Corps’ combat readiness by ensuring individual Marines succeed in their careers and personal lives.
A Marine with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires a M240 medium machine gun during live-fire machine gun target engagement training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The M240 is a heavier automatic weapon than an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and provides a higher rate of sustained fire and longer effective range. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines man the guns
A Marine with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires a M240 medium machine gun during live-fire machine gun target engagement training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The M240 is a heavier automatic weapon than an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon and provides a higher rate of sustained fire and longer effective range. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct machine gun target engagement during live-fire training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. During the training, Marines fired an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, which provides Marine fire teams the ability to quickly gain and maintain fire superiority, and M240 medium machine guns, which provide higher sustained rates of fire and longer effective range. The Marine in the foreground is sighting through his rifle combat optic so he can offer targeting adjustments to the machine gunner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines man the guns
Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct machine gun target engagement during live-fire training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. During the training, Marines fired an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, which provides Marine fire teams the ability to quickly gain and maintain fire superiority, and M240 medium machine guns, which provide higher sustained rates of fire and longer effective range. The Marine in the foreground is sighting through his rifle combat optic so he can offer targeting adjustments to the machine gunner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Corporal Jalen Freiberg [center], a machine gunner with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, cleans an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon prior to conducting live-fire machine gun target engagement aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The M249 is counted on to provide the bulk of each Marine fire team’s firepower while remaining maneuverable. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines man the guns
Corporal Jalen Freiberg [center], a machine gunner with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, cleans an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon prior to conducting live-fire machine gun target engagement aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The M249 is counted on to provide the bulk of each Marine fire team’s firepower while remaining maneuverable. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work in pairs to operate an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during a live-fire machine gun target engagement aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The assistant gunner relays target information to the gunner who is firing, and is also responsible for reloading the weapons and conducting barrel changes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
Marines man the guns
Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work in pairs to operate an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during a live-fire machine gun target engagement aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2016. The assistant gunner relays target information to the gunner who is firing, and is also responsible for reloading the weapons and conducting barrel changes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ 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.
Sergeant Edwin Lopez, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, poses for a portrait aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 7, 2016. Lopez said the Marine Corps provided the 25-year-old, San Marcos native to become a successful leader within the infantry community, deploying four separate times to places such as Okinawa and Afghanistan.
San Marcos Marine molds young leaders
Sergeant Edwin Lopez, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, poses for a portrait aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 7, 2016. Lopez said the Marine Corps provided the 25-year-old, San Marcos native to become a successful leader within the infantry community, deploying four separate times to places such as Okinawa and Afghanistan.
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Park, a combat trauma management instructor with the 1st Marine Division Surgeon’s Office, poses for a portrait aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 7, 2016. Park teaches Sailors and Marines combat lifesaving skills and was recently selected as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Junior Sailor of the Year.
Carrying on the torch
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Park, a combat trauma management instructor with the 1st Marine Division Surgeon’s Office, poses for a portrait aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 7, 2016. Park teaches Sailors and Marines combat lifesaving skills and was recently selected as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Junior Sailor of the Year.
A police officer with the San Diego Police Department speaks with Marines assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair about the opportunities offered in the law enforcement field after leaving the service aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
Career fair shines light on opportunities for 1st Marines
A police officer with the San Diego Police Department speaks with Marines assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair about the opportunities offered in the law enforcement field after leaving the service aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
A police officer with the San Diego Police Department speaks with Marines assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair about the opportunities offered in the law enforcement field after leaving the service aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
Career fair shines light on opportunities for 1st Marines
A police officer with the San Diego Police Department speaks with Marines assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair about the opportunities offered in the law enforcement field after leaving the service aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
Daniel R. Bennett, a military service coordinator, speaks to a Marine with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair held aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
Career fair shines light on opportunities for 1st Marines
Daniel R. Bennett, a military service coordinator, speaks to a Marine with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a career fair held aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2016. Representatives with law enforcement groups, explosive ordnance disposal units, Marine Special Operation Command, and higher education organizations participated in the fair to expose the Marines to post-service opportunities.
A Marine with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines looks for enemy movement from atop a hill as Assault Amphibious Vehicles stage for the next phase of Co. B’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 29, 2016. The week-long assessment tests Co. B’s competency before a deployment later in the year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
From sea to shore Marines maneuver to the fight
A Marine with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines looks for enemy movement from atop a hill as Assault Amphibious Vehicles stage for the next phase of Co. B’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 29, 2016. The week-long assessment tests Co. B’s competency before a deployment later in the year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero/ Released)
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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