2d Battalion, 11th Marines (2/11) is a 155mm howitzer battalion comprised of: HQ Battery, Battery E 2/11 (Echo Battery), Battery F 2/11 (Fox Battery), Battery G 2/11 (Golf Battery). Our primary mission is Direct Support to the 5th Marine Regiment in time of conflict. That support may come in the traditional fashion of artillery support to maneuver forces or by providing batteries to serve as provisional rifle companies. 2/11 was the first battalion in the Marine Corps to fully transition three firing batteries to the M777 howitzer. The command has roughly 750 Marines and Sailors assigned to it.