1st Marine Division
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1st Marine Division
Our Mission
The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest and most decorated marine division, headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California. Today, the division is a force of 22,000 men and womEn organized to conduct combat operations. the 1st Marine division is an adaptable expeditionary force in readiness, generating, deploying and returning forces in support of global force management (gfm) and contingency response requirements and prepared to deploy as a scalable ground combat element (gce) in order to defeat peer, near-peer and hybrid threats across the range of military operations.

1st Marine Division Leaders

Major General Roger B. Turner, Jr.
Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

Major General Turner currently serves as the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division.

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Colonel Christopher D. Gideons
Assistant Division Commander, 1st Marine Division

Colonel Christopher D. Gideons graduated with distinction from the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned through the NROTC program in May 1991.

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Sergeant Major Jason K. Jones
Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Division

Sergeant Major Jason K. Jones is a native of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1994. Following recruit training he attended Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton, California, where he was assigned the MOS 0311.

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CMDCM PatrickPaul C. Mangaran
Command Master Chief, 1st Marine Division

Command Master Chief Mangaran is from Pittsburg, CA and enlisted into the Navy September 29, 1997.

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