1st Marine Division
5th Battalion, 11th Marines

The mission of 5th Battalion, 11th Marines is to provide the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with timely and accurate rocket and missile fires in a general support, general support-reinforcing and reinforcing role in order to suppress, neutralize, or destroy the enemy. This support includes accurate, responsive and long-range fire to establish operational depth, counter-fire to defeat fire support systems, and assistance in integrating all fire support assets into combat operations.

5th Battalion 11th Marines Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Nickolas D. Whitefield
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Whitefield was born on 11 October 1980 in 29 Palms, CA.  He attended Texas A&M

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Major Matthew M. Browning
Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines

Native of Vacaville, California. Major Browning holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the American

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Sergeant Major Diana E. Bacolod
Sergeant Major, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines

Sergeant Major Bacolod was born in Houston, Texas in 1981, and raised in Brownsville, Texas. In May

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