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1st Marine Division
1st Battalion, 11th Marines


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.


1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel David J. Palka
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines

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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SgtMaj B. A. Crane
Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines

Sergeant Major Crane is from Billings, Montana and enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2004.  He attended Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California in January 2004.

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