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 Courtney J. Boston
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Courtney J. Boston is from Trinity, Texas. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to play football at Sam Houston State University and went on to be inducted into the University’s Hall of Honor for both football and track.

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Major David P. Alger
Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines

Native of Bryantown, Maryland. Major Alger holds a B.A. in Mathematics with minor in Electrical

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SgtMaj J. P. Martinez
Sergeant Major, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment

Sergeant Major Martinez is a native of Gallup, New Mexico. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 1996.

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