1st Tank Battalion


1st Tank Battalion

1st Marine Division

Alpha Company

Alpha Company Chain of Command

Capt Beavers 1stSgt Petty

Families and Friends of Company A,

On behalf of the company staff, thank you for everything you do to support your loved one in their pursuits as a Marine or Sailor. My wife and I are extremely happy to be back at Company A after a 3 year break in the supporting establishment.  Your Marines have been busy; expect that to remain a constant in upcoming months.  Alpha company has a robust package to prepare us for the assumption of the MEB Company in January. I pledge that I will make every effort to have your Marines and Sailors to you when not supporting training.

There is little contention that Alpha is a proud, proficient organization that has performed admirably during the last 14 years of operations.  We will continue to build upon this history through teamwork and hard work. This team will only be successful with the support and welfare of those on the home front.  I encourage you to reach out to Mrs. Jany K. Wasdin for any family readiness issue. From budgeting to new additions to understanding the military way of life, Jany can direct you to the organizations on base which can ease some of the worries and burdens that come with military life.  Jany has been the linchpin for many families during multiple deployments over the years, and her experience within the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is unmatched.

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your continual support and sacrifices. We understand that the military lifestyle is demanding. Our company staff, working alongside the Battalion’s Family Readiness Officer (FRO), is committed to family readiness as the company’s continued success depends on it.  We ask that you too remain committed to the readiness of your Marine or Sailor to deploy, and assist them in their preparations. We are a people business and our most valuable asset is our Marines, Sailors and their families.  Don’t hesitate to call if there is anything you need.

Semper Fidelis,

Capt Andy S. Beavers