The Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 11th Marines prepare mentally, physically, and operationally for the rigors of combat to provide 24/7 all-weather continuous artillery fires and achieve accurate first round fire for effect in support of maneuver elements.
PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER WITH TWO SILVER AND ONE BRONZE STAR
WORLD WAR II
GUADACANAL – 1942
PELELIU, NGESEBUS – 1944
OKINAWA – 1945
1966 – 1967
NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS
WORL WAR II CAPE GLOUCESTER – 1943 – 1944 KOREA 1952 1953 SOUTWEST ASIA 1991
MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
VIETNAM 1968 1994
YANGTZE SERVICE STREAMER
CHINA SERVICE STREAMER
AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER STAR
WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER
NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE STREAMER WITH "ASIA"
NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS
KOREAN SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO SILVER STARS
ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER
VIETNAM SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO SILVER AND TWO BRONZE STARS
SOUTH WEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS
IRAQ CAMPAIGN STREAMER
GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER
GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER
KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER
VIETNAM CROSS-OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM STREAMER
VIETNAM MERITORIOUS CITATION CIVIL ACTIONS STREAMER
1923 – 1934
ACTIVATED 3 DECEMBER 1923 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINA, AS THE 1ST BATTALION, 10TH REGIMENT
PARTICIPATED IN MAIL GUARD DUTY IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES, OCTOBER 1926 – FEBRUARY 1927
DEPLOYED DURING APRIL – JUNE 1927 TO TIENTSIN, CHINA, AND ASSIGNED TO THE 3D MARINE BRIGADE
RETURNED DURING SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 1928 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AND DETACHED FROM THE 3D MARINE BRIGADE
REDESIGNATED 10 JULY 1930 TO THE 1ST BATTALION, 10TH MARINES
1935 – 1941
ASSIGNED DURING SEPTEMBER 1935 TO THE 1ST MARINE BRIGADE
REDESIGNATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1940 AS THE 1ST BATTALION, 11TH MARINES
DEPLOYED DURING OCTOBER 1940 TO GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
1ST MARINE BRIGADE REDESIGNATED 1 FEBRUARY 1941 AS THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
RELOCATED DURING APRIL 1941 TO NEW RIVER, NORTH CAROLINA
1942 – 1947
REASSIGNED DURING MARCH 1942 TO THE 3D MARINE BRIGADE
DEPLOYED DURING MARCH 1942 TO THE WESTERN SAMOA
REASSIGNED DURING SEPTEMBER 1942 TO THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS
REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1945 TO TIENTSIN, CHINA
PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA, SEPTEMBER 1945 – JANUARY 1947
REDEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 1947 TO GUAM, AND DETACHED FROM THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
REASSIGNED DURING JUNE 1947 TO THE 1ST MARINE BRIGADE
DEACTIVATED 1 OCTOBER 1947
1949 – 1964
REACTIVATED 1 OCTOBER 1949 AT CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA, AND ASSIGNED TO THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
REASSIGNED DURING JULY 1950 TO THE 1ST PROVISIONAL MARINE BRIGADE
DEPLOYED DURING JULY – AUGUST 1950 TO PUSAN, KOREA
PARTICIPATED IN THE KOREAN WAR, AUGUST 1950 – JULY 1953, OPERATING FROM
INCHON – SEOUL
EAST – CENTRAL FRONT
PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE, AUGUST 1953 – MARCH 1955
REDEPLOYED DURING APRIL 1955 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA
PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS, OCTOBER – DECEMBER 1962
1965 – 1985
DEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1965 TO CAMP HANSEM, OKINAWA
REDEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 1966 TO CHU LAI, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, AND REASSIGNED TO THE 3D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE
REASSIGNED DURING MARCH 1966 TO THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE
PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM, JANUARY 1966 – MAY 1971, OPERATING FROM
REASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1971 TO THE 3D MARINE AMPHIBIOUS BRIGADE
REDEPLOYED DURING MAY 1971 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA, AND REASSIGNED TO THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
PARTICIPATED IN NUMEROUS TRAINING EXERCISES THROUGHOUT THE 1970’S AND INTO THE 1980’S
1972 – 2010
PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOTHWEST ASIA, JANUARY – MARCH 1991
PARTICIPATED IN FIRE – FIGHTING EFFORTS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES JULY – SEPTEMBER 1994
ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM AND IRAQI FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ 2002 – 2007
DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ MARCH – JULY 2003 AND JUNE 2007 – APRIL 2008
DEPLOYED DURING APRIL OF 2010 TO AFGHANISTAN IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND RETURNED IN NOVEMBER OF 2010
Chaplain Javon D. Johnson, LT, USN
1st Battalion, 11th Marines
After Hours Emergency: 760-725-5061
Chaplain Johnson was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went to high school in Las Vegas, NV. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 2008 where he attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL and Yeoman Basic School in Meridian, MS.
From May 2009 to December 2012, YNSN Johnson served his first and only tour of duty at Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU-5), at Camp Pendleton, CA. He served as an Administrative Clerk, Maintenance Yeoman and Commanding Officer’s Secretary. There he advanced from YNSN to YN2 and received an Honorable Discharge.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Cascade College in 2005. After the Navy, he pursued his Master of Divinity at Azusa Pacific University, graduating in 2016. During that time, he was also a full-time Youth Minister at the North County Church of Christ in Escondido, CA. Chaplain Johnson received a commission from the Navy as an Ensign in June 2015 through the Chaplain Candidate Program Office (CPPO). In April 2017, as a LTJG, Chaplain Johnson reported to Navy Chaplain School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Chaplain Johnson reported to 1STMARDIV in May 2017 and was assigned to 1st Battalion 11th Marines.
Dear Marines, Sailors, and Family Members of 1st Battalion 11th Marines (1/11),
I would like to take this opportunity to say: WELCOME ABOARD!
As your Family Readiness Officer, I am your point of contact concerning any needs you may encounter. I will provide you with:
- Official two-way command communication
- Information and Referral services
- Readiness and Deployment support
I take great pleasure in serving and supporting you. I will ensure to the best of my abilities you receive accurate and timely information as well as providing you with the support and resources your family needs. I look forward to working with you!
Jose G. Acosta
1st Battalion, 11th Marines
Family Readiness Officer
Office: (760) 763-7659
Cell : 760-405-7403
What is the Unit Family Readiness Program?
The Unit Family Readiness Program provides support to the individual Service Member and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events. This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Information and Referral and Readiness and deployment Support. This support is extend to the entire family unit and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.
Who can participate?
Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This can include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, fiancés, children and more. If you are interested, we'd love to have you.
How can I help?
Family Readiness Advisor: These individuals work with the Family Readiness Command Team to provide feedback and suggestions. A Family Readiness Advisor embodies the commander's goals and intents and helps assure that all unit members have a "voice".
Family Readiness Assistant: These individuals work closely in support of the Family Readiness Command Team and the Family Readiness Officer by helping to execute the commander's intent with regard to the Unit Family Readiness Program. They work closely in support of Service Members and their families and provide resources and referrals when necessary.
Morale Support Volunteers: Individuals who volunteer to participate in specific events. These volunteers assist with the planning, coordination and execution of the event.
Our Family Readiness Program would not thrive without the help and support of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to volunteer with the Family Readiness Program, no matter how small the commitment, please contact me!
I invite you to come and visit me so we can get to know each other better. Again, welcome to the 1st Battalion 11th Marines family!
1st Battalion, 11th Marines
PO BOX 555514
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 11th Marines:
Battalion Executive Officer:
Battalion Sergeant Major:
Family Readiness Officer:
Officer of the Day:
Camp Pendleton Directory Assistance:
Unit Voting Assistance Officer
2ndLt Johnson, Paije
Lieutenant Colonel Palka holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Kent State University (2006), and Masters in Business Administration M.B.A. from Webster University (2014). He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 2006....
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