Discipline: Military discipline is the cornerstone of all policies that affect our Battalion. It is the regulation of the behaviors of members of the military, involving rules that govern goal orientation and behavior inside and outside the institution, including the socialization processes that happen in military training.
Safety: Safety and mission accomplishment are complementary. Anyone, regardless of rank, can stop training if they determine it is unsafe and immediately report the problem to their chain of command. Nothing is worth a training death. For further safety-related information, or to make a safety report, please contact 2ndLt Rodriguez, the Battalion Safety Officer, at 760-212-3233.
Hazing: Hazing is any action that exposes an individual to cruel, abusive, humiliating, or oppressive behavior. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, forms of initiation or congratulatory acts that involve physical or emotional harm. Everyone earned the title of "Marine" or "Sailor" upon completion of their entry level training; no other initiation or rite of passage is required. If you suspect or observe hazing, get the word to me immediately.
Suicide Awareness: Leaders must train their personnel to recognize the indicators of suicidal behavior and what steps to take to help those in need of assistance. Never hesitate to assist someone showing signs of depression. Never assume that a suicide-related comment is harmless. Watch out for your buddy, and let him watch out for you. A number of other resources are available to assist you, to include MCCS, Base Medical, a 24-Hour Civilian Suicide Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE), and a 24-Hour Marine Corps Suicide Hotline (1-800-273-TALK). For more information on suicide prevention, contact the Battalion Chaplain, at 269-208-0397 or the Battalion Surgeon at 760-763-1831.
Sexual Assault: Sexual assault is against our Core Values as Marines. It is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by the use of force, physical threat of force, or abuse of authority. Sexual assault also occurs when the victim is unable to give their consent. If you are a victim of sexual assault or know someone who is, contact your chain of command immediately. The sexual assault uniformed victim advocate (UVA) for the battalion is GySgt Nelson. He can be reached 760-763-1411.
Equal Opportunity: Every member of our Battalion will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, or national origin. The true strength of the Marine Corps is measured through the collective efforts of our Marines, Sailors, civilians, and their families. For further information and assistance, please contact the Battalion Equal Opportunity Representative SSgt Harmon at 760-763-4496.
1st Battalion, 1st Marines