23 December 1913: Activated as The 1st Advance Base Brigade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 1914: Deployed to Culebra, Puerto Rico.
February 1914: Relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana.
1 April 1914: Redesignated as the 1st Brigade.
April 1914: Deployed to Vera Cruz, Mexico
April-November 1914: Participated In the landings and occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
December 1914: Relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
August 1915: Deployed to Port Au Prince, Haiti.
August 1915 - August 1934: Participated in the occupation of Haiti
June-December 1916: Participated in the occupation of The Dominican Republic.
15 August 1934: Deactivated at Port Au Prince, Haiti.
1 September 1935: Reactivated as the 1st Brigade in Quantico, Virginia and assigned to the Fleet Marine Force.
16 September 1935: Redesignated as the 1st Marine Brigade.
October 1940: Deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
1 February 1941: Redesignated as the 1st Marine Division.
May 1941: Relocated to Quantico, Virginia and Parris Island, South Carolina.
April-July 1942: Deployed to Samoa and Wellington, New Zealand.
Participated in the following World War II campaigns:
- Eastern New Guinea
- New Britain
September 1945 - June 1947: Participated in the occupation of North China.
June 1947: Relocated to Camp Pendleton, California.
July-September 1950: Deployed to the Republic Of Korea.
September 1950 - July 1953: Participated in the Korean War, operating from:
- Chosin Reservoir
- East-Central Front
- Western Front
July 1953 - March 1955: Participated in the defense of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
February-April 1955: Returned to Camp Pendleton, California.
October-December 1962: Elements participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
July 1965 - May 1966: Deployed to the Republic Of Vietnam.
July 1965 - April 1971: Participated in the Vietnam War, operating from:
- Chu Lai
- Da Nang
- Dong Ha
- Qui Nhon
- Phu Bai
- Quang Tri
April 1971: Returned to Camp Pendleton, California.
April-May And June-December 1975: Elements participated in Operation New Arrival, the relocation of refugees from Indochina.
September 1990 - February 1991: Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Southwest Asia.
May-June 1991: Elements Participated In Operation Sea Angel in Bangladesh.
1992: Supported local law enforcement during the Los Angeles Riots.
December 1992 - April 1993: Elements participated in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.
July-September 1994: Elements participated in firefighting efforts in the Western United States.
September 1996 - March 1997: Elements participated in support of Hunter Warrior Advanced Warfighting Laboratory Experiment, Camp Pendleton, California.
2000 - present
2003: Invasion of Iraq
2003-2011: Operation Iraqi Freedom
2004: Operations Vigilant Resolve and Phantom Fury
2001-2014: Operation Enduring Freedom
2014-2021: Operation Inherent Resolve
2015-2021: Operation Freedom’s Sentinel