1st Battalion, 1st Marines

 

1st Battalion, 1st Marines

1st Marine Division

Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment set up communication assets after conducting Military Operations in Urban Terrain in a simulated combat town by using M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicles during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of  the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment set up communication assets after conducting Military Operations in Urban Terrain in a simulated combat town by using M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicles during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment set up communication assets after conducting Military Operations in Urban Terrain in a simulated combat town by using M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicles during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of  the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment set up communication assets after conducting Military Operations in Urban Terrain in a simulated combat town by using M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicles during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Corporal Richard Bork, left, an assaultman from Midland, Mich., and Pfc. Maverick Peterson, a basic rifleman from New London, Wis., both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, drive an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Corporal Richard Bork, left, an assaultman from Midland, Mich., and Pfc. Maverick Peterson, a basic rifleman from New London, Wis., both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, drive an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escort an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escort an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Private First Class Jonathan Meissen, a native of Parsons, Kan., and a basic rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, unloads jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Private First Class Jonathan Meissen, a native of Parsons, Kan., and a basic rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, unloads jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Sergeant Edwin Orozco, a native of San Bernardino, Calif., and a platoon sergeant with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escorts an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Sergeant Edwin Orozco, a native of San Bernardino, Calif., and a platoon sergeant with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escorts an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Lance Cpl. Erik Kostura, a native of Cleveland, and a radio operator with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, prepares to unload jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Lance Cpl. Erik Kostura, a native of Cleveland, and a radio operator with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, prepares to unload jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines move from their security position in a single file line in preparation to assault their last objective point.
Hike
Marines move from their security position in a single file line in preparation to assault their last objective point.
Marines go through the chow line after completing a 6 mile patrol movement.
Chow time
Marines go through the chow line after completing a 6 mile patrol movement.
Marines set a 360 degree security at the stop in preparation to assault their last objective point.
Security
Marines set a 360 degree security at the stop in preparation to assault their last objective point.
Marines wait for the complete sunset in order to begin their night fire exercise.
Night Fire
Marines wait for the complete sunset in order to begin their night fire exercise.
Marines from Bravo Company prepare for a night live fire exercise.
Night Shoot
Marines from Bravo Company prepare for a night live fire exercise.
Bravo Company Platoon Leadership 'paint a picture' or describe the conditions for a Squad Level Attack to the Squad Leaders
Leaders Recon
Bravo Company Platoon Leadership 'paint a picture' or describe the conditions for a Squad Level Attack to the Squad Leaders
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, formally relinquishes his command by handing the battalion colors to his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
1/1 Change of Command Ceremony
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, formally relinquishes his command by handing the battalion colors to his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
Lieutenant Col. Steven M. Sutey, newly appointed battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, speaks to the Marines and loved ones of the battalion after formally receiving his command. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
1/1 Change of Command Ceremony
Lieutenant Col. Steven M. Sutey, newly appointed battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, speaks to the Marines and loved ones of the battalion after formally receiving his command. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, previous battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey, watch as the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion pass in review at the end of the change of command ceremony. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
1/1 Change of Command Ceremony
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, previous battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey, watch as the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion pass in review at the end of the change of command ceremony. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, inspects his Marines and Sailors one last time before relinquishing his command to his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
1/1 Change of Command Ceremony
Lieutenant Col. Lance A. Jackola, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, inspects his Marines and Sailors one last time before relinquishing his command to his successor Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. Sutey has several past deployments with the 1st Marine Division and said he is proud to command and serve once again with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
Marines and Sailors with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fall into formation in preparation for a pass in review during a change of command ceremony for their battalion. Lt. Col. Lance A. Jackola relinquished his command and entrusted the well-being and professional development of his Marines to Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
1/1 Change of Command Ceremony
Marines and Sailors with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fall into formation in preparation for a pass in review during a change of command ceremony for their battalion. Lt. Col. Lance A. Jackola relinquished his command and entrusted the well-being and professional development of his Marines to Lt. Col. Steven M. Sutey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
Mission
The mission of the Marine Infantry Battalion is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel his assault by fire and close combat.

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1st Battalion, 1st Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Sutey
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines
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First Sergeant Jesse P. Mizzell
Senior Enlisted Advisor, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines
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