1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Mission
Today, 1st Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of I MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 1st Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
1st Marine Division Videos
1st Marine Division change of command
Lt. Gen. L. A. Craparotta, Maj. Gen E. M. Smith, and Brig. Gen. E. M. Smith speak during the 1st Marine Division Change of Command ceremony on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 23, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps. Audio by Cpl. Zachery C. Laning/Combat Camera)
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