5th Marine Regiment

 

5th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Camp San Mateo-A group of Marines and Sailors proudly display the wearing of the French Fourragere after receiving it by the Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment during a Welcoming Ceremony to our Corps' most decorated Regiment.
French Fourragere Welcoming Ceremony
Camp San Mateo-A group of Marines and Sailors proudly display the wearing of the French Fourragere after receiving it by the Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment during a Welcoming Ceremony to our Corps' most decorated Regiment.
Camp San Mateo - A group of selected Marines of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the bi-monthly 'Committed and Engaged Leaders' discussion with the Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo - A group of selected Marines of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the bi-monthly 'Committed and Engaged Leaders' discussion with the Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
Camp San Mateo-A group of selected Sergeants of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo-A group of selected Sergeants of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Camp San Mateo-Colonel K.R. Kassner, Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment is addressing the group of selected Sergeants within the regiment upon completion of the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo-Colonel K.R. Kassner, Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment is addressing the group of selected Sergeants within the regiment upon completion of the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
USS Somerset action
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released
USS Somerset action
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released
U.S. Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a CH-53E Super Stallion during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015, a joint multinational amphibious exercise, promotes interoperability between the Navy, Marine Corps and Coalition partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Edelman, 3D MAW Combat Camera/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
U.S. Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a CH-53E Super Stallion during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015, a joint multinational amphibious exercise, promotes interoperability between the Navy, Marine Corps and Coalition partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Edelman, 3D MAW Combat Camera/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run up a bluff to get in a blocking position with the rest of their platoon during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-based operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Marines, sailors, coalition partners conduct amphibious landing during Dawn Blitz 2015
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run up a bluff to get in a blocking position with the rest of their platoon during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-based operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, presents the first place medals to the Marines with Company L, 3/5, 1st Mar. Div., after completing the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, presents the first place medals to the Marines with Company L, 3/5, 1st Mar. Div., after completing the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to present the first place prize for completion of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to present the first place prize for completion of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducts buddy squats as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducts buddy squats as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, run along hills during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, run along hills during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, carry a simulated casualty as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, carry a simulated casualty as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work together to complete fire team pushups as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work together to complete fire team pushups as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, throws a knife at a target as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, throws a knife at a target as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, climbs a rope as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, climbs a rope as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, low-crawl through a trench during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, low-crawl through a trench during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to land before transporting Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to land before transporting Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run into position prior to boarding a CH-53E Super Stallion before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run into position prior to boarding a CH-53E Super Stallion before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, apply camouflage paint before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, apply camouflage paint before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
First Lt. Walter Graves II, a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, waits for communication from his radio operator before conducting a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
First Lt. Walter Graves II, a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, waits for communication from his radio operator before conducting a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, the creator the fitness program P90X, speaks to Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator the fitness program P90X, speaks to Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts exercises during a visit from the creator of the fitness program P90X aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts exercises during a visit from the creator of the fitness program P90X aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France, on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France, on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Noukane Sonethanouvong, radio operator with communications company, headquarters battalion, 1st Marine Division  salutes while taps is played during a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Noukane Sonethanouvong, radio operator with communications company, headquarters battalion, 1st Marine Division salutes while taps is played during a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
Sergeant Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green shakes the hands of Marines with the 5th Marine Regiment prior to a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony is held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. More than 1,800 Marines from the 5th and 6th Regiments lost their lives in the 21-day battle that stopped the last German offensive in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
Sergeant Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green shakes the hands of Marines with the 5th Marine Regiment prior to a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony is held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. More than 1,800 Marines from the 5th and 6th Regiments lost their lives in the 21-day battle that stopped the last German offensive in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
Headquarters (HQ) Company, 5th Marine Regiment conducts a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on 3-4 March 2015.  During this exercise, HQ Co was assessing and validating its capabilities to provide command and control (C2) to subordinate, adjacent, and higher units. The Jump element set-up in Artillery Firing Area (AFA) 14 in the vicinity of Tango Training Area near Las Pulgas Rd. Upon completion of the exercise, the Jump proved it could sustain communication to the Forward, a larger C2 node postured 10 kilometers away and separated by significant terrain.
Jump CPX 3
Headquarters (HQ) Company, 5th Marine Regiment conducts a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on 3-4 March 2015. During this exercise, HQ Co was assessing and validating its capabilities to provide command and control (C2) to subordinate, adjacent, and higher units. The Jump element set-up in Artillery Firing Area (AFA) 14 in the vicinity of Tango Training Area near Las Pulgas Rd. Upon completion of the exercise, the Jump proved it could sustain communication to the Forward, a larger C2 node postured 10 kilometers away and separated by significant terrain.
Camp Pendleton, CA – LtCol Hunter R. Rawlings assumes command of the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015.  LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice, following the Battalion’s recent return from deployment as the Battalion Landing Team for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit . Here the outgoing and incoming commanders transfer the Battalion Colors in the presence of the Battalion Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Carlos Ruiz.
3/5 Change of Command
Camp Pendleton, CA – LtCol Hunter R. Rawlings assumes command of the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015. LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice, following the Battalion’s recent return from deployment as the Battalion Landing Team for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit . Here the outgoing and incoming commanders transfer the Battalion Colors in the presence of the Battalion Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Carlos Ruiz.
Camp Pendleton, CA – During a change of command ceremony for the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015, LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice.  Former 3/5 Commanders joined in the Battalion’s pass in review as LtCol Rice and LtCol Rawlings officiated the ceremony.
3/5 Change of Command
Camp Pendleton, CA – During a change of command ceremony for the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015, LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice. Former 3/5 Commanders joined in the Battalion’s pass in review as LtCol Rice and LtCol Rawlings officiated the ceremony.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, practice crossing a road during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. UO can be more dangerous than an open battlefield because Marines have the possibility of close quarter combat that puts them face-to-face with the enemy. It requires Marines to be extra cautious and aware of their environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Geronimo Battalion seizes Urban Operations town
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, practice crossing a road during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. UO can be more dangerous than an open battlefield because Marines have the possibility of close quarter combat that puts them face-to-face with the enemy. It requires Marines to be extra cautious and aware of their environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Lance Cpl. Hayden Parker, rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of Florence, Ariz., provides security for his fire team during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. The training area tested the Marines’ knowledge and skills on operations in austere conditions. The range portrayed how an urban battlefield may look in a combat environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Geronimo Battalion seizes Urban Operations town
Lance Cpl. Hayden Parker, rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of Florence, Ariz., provides security for his fire team during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. The training area tested the Marines’ knowledge and skills on operations in austere conditions. The range portrayed how an urban battlefield may look in a combat environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment salute during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment salute during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the French Fourragere to Lt Col. Kevin Mathews, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the French Fourragere to Lt Col. Kevin Mathews, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment are presented the French Fourragere during a ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. The ceremony emphasizes the Marines' commitment to the rich history of the Fighting Fifth.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment are presented the French Fourragere during a ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. The ceremony emphasizes the Marines' commitment to the rich history of the Fighting Fifth.
REGIMENTAL COMMANDER’S CORNERSTONES OF COMBAT READINESS
Our Regiment has a rich and distinguished history. Its reputation as our Corps’ most decorated infantry regiment has been seared in the crucible of many wars and crises since its establishment in 1917. The opportunity to lead this magnificent warfighting team is a tremendous honor, and it’s a privilege I don’t take lightly as Regimental Commander. The following cornerstones of my Commander’s Guidance are provided to further explain my leadership philosophy and orient our individual and collective energies in Team GRIZZLY while we prepare for future combat operations and serve as the center of excellence for developing combat-readied battalions for the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
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The first priority of this Regiment is combat readiness.  The daily activities of Team Grizzly must support this effort.  To fight and win, each of us must develop a combat mindset and think “mission first”.  We must become professionally competent in our respective trades, demonstrate brilliance in the basics, exhibit physical and mental toughness, tenaciously pursue and execute quality training, and exercise active and positive leadership. The 82nd Congress of the United States directed and wrote into law that the Marine Corps would be our nation’s force in readiness.  Our “mission first” mindset will ensure that the Fightin’ Fifth adheres to our nation’s expectation of a readied force.
Leading by example is one of the core tenets of our Marine ethos, and I expect all leaders of the Fightin’ Fifth to remain deeply engaged with their Marines and to maintain the high standards for which Marines are known through your daily example.  Also, to achieve mission success, we must master intent-driven operations in our daily activities.  Key leaders of Team GRIZZLY must know their commanders’ intent and effectively issue mission-type orders to meet that intent.  Initiative, teamwork, and trust are key components to empowering our Regiment’s leadership.  With this empowerment, however, comes accountability and responsibility.  When employing trust tactics, I expect all leaders to provide the requisite amount of leadership and guidance for Marines and Sailors to succeed.  Mission failure due to a lack of supervision is unacceptable.   
As Marines we are expected to excel in all that we do.  Our legacy in the Corps is built on this expectation, which is implied in Congress’s direction that we as Marines will be most ready when our nation is least ready.  Striving for excellence will ultimately lead toward greater professional competency and a dedication to mission success.  Our individual and collective pursuit of excellence will ensure our combat readiness and effectiveness in any crisis. 
Outstanding warfighting organizations actively maintain a values system and practice the principles of that system.  In the Fightin’ Fifth, our personal and professional character and conduct will be guided by our Corps’ core values of honor, courage, and commitment.  Situational ethics or breaches of integrity on or off the battlefield will simply not be tolerated.  As men of character, I expect us always to do the right thing and never anything illegal, immoral, or unethical.  The test of character occurs not when it’s convenient or easy to do well, but when tasks are difficult and arduous.  Building a tradition of character in our Marines will inevitably lead to the pursuit of excellence.  Uncompromising adherence to our values is essential for effective warfighting.
I firmly believe that a family in harmony will prosper in everything.  Family is the fundamental unit of society.  It is a source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers each of us to succeed.  For me, family is my 7th Warfighting Function, complementing the doctrinal six functions that exist in our Marine Corps. Combining these six functions with our Regiment’s active commitment to our families equates to enhanced combat power.  To that end, I expect all of us, especially the Fightin’ Fifth leaders, to apply the necessary attention to family readiness in order to enable our “mission-first” focus and combat readiness.
The Marines and Sailors of this storied Regiment are among the finest in our Corps, and each of you greatly adds to the rich and proud heritage of the Fightin’ Fifth. Showcase that pride, but diligently work to make our team a better warfighting organization and enhance its already high credibility by developing an innate bias toward excellence in all that we do. Victory is the end to which our wartime focus, positive leadership, balanced excellence, values orientation, and family unity are ultimately and energetically directed in unison.

Semper fi,
Kenneth R. Kassner
Commanding Officer
Fifth Marine Regiment
Mission
The 5th Marine Regiment mans, trains and equips battalions, detachments, and individuals to deploy in support of our national security needs while maintaining a high state of readiness and professionally develops our Marines and Sailors to respond to crisis and/or contingencies when the nation calls.
5th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Kenneth R. Kassner
Commanding Officer, 5th Marine Regiment
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Sergeant Major Chuong T. Nguyen
Sergeant Major, 5th Marine Regiment
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