1st Marine Division
2nd Battalion, 11th Marines

2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment Leaders

LtCol J. J. Colwell
Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Colwell is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas and was commissioned in 2004 from the United States Naval Academy.

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SgtMaj D. O. Gonzalez
Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines

Sergeant Major González enlisted in the Marine Corps on October 19, 1998.  He attended Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego, Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, and Cannon Crewman's Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he received the MOS 0811 Basic Artilleryman.

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    • Welcome Aboard
      • New Join/ Check-in Information

        Upon receiving orders to the command, call the battalion admin section (S1 shop) at (760) 725- 3212 to communicate your planned timeline for arrival and any challenges you foresee with travel, housing, or family concerns. 

        Check-in location is in the 43 Area of Camp Pendleton, referred to as Camp Las Pulgas. 

        The Uniform for check in is service "A".  Bring a copy or original of the following documents:

        • All Original Orders
        • Receipts for travel claim
        • SRB/OQR
        • Dependent information (if not currently in DEERS)
          1. Birth Certificate/Supporting Docs
          2. Marriage License/Divorce decree
        • Certified copy Pg 3 & dependency application for on-base housing (married Marines)
        • Medical Record / Dental Record
        • Personal Weapon Registration if applicable
        • Drivers License / Car Registration/ Proof of Insurance
      • Patriot Welcome
        • Welcome to 2d Battalion, 11th Marines.  The “Patriots” of 2/11 are excited to welcome the next generation of warfighters into our ranks to continue the legacy of Marines and Sailors who served the guns across numerous battlefields and continents.  As you prepare for your transition into this historic unit, please make use of the following information pages listed below to become acquainted with the resources on Camp Pendleton and within the 1st Marine Division.  Marines and Sailors who are assigned to the battalion should reach out to the battalion administration section (S1) via phone at (760) 725- 3212 upon receiving orders. 
        • Social Media
          • Official 2/11 Facebook page (public): XXXXXXXXX
          • 2/11 Spouses Facebook page (private): XXXXXXXXX
          • Sponsor City Facebook page (public):  Irvine Marine Adoption Committee (IMAC): XXXXXXXXX


        • Useful Links to Camp Pendleton Resources

        Family Housing: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Family/Family-Housing/

        Household Goods (DMO): https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Services/DMO/

        School Liaison: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Services/School-Liaison/

        Family Care: https://www.mccscp.com/familycare/






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