I once was the girlfriend, then I became the wife (now retired after 30 years in the USMC), and now I am the mother of an Active Duty Marine.  I have two adult children and know the challenges that frequent moves, deployments and extended separations can have on a family.  However, I would not change the last 30+ years of my life for anything. 


I became the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) for 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (known as the Super Breeds) in October 2020.  I have been here to provide assistance and resources to Marines and Sailors and their family members and supporters for many deployments.  If I do not have all of the answers to your questions immediately, I will do my best to find the answer/resource for you.

The Super Breed community we create is like that of a family - we support each other in our successes and struggles.  We are better together and the network we build will equip us to sustain throughout every challenge of this military life.  As your DRC, I am available to help connect you to classes that will help you understand how military life works, as well as answer any questions you may have along the way.  We will provide the training and resources to ensure that every Marine, Sailor and family member is resilient and ready for whatever the mission may be. 

Marines/Sailors can provide up to four authorized contacts in their MarineOnline (MOL) accounts to whom I can send information and answer questions.  Please know that all of the information coming from me is “friendly.”  You will never receive any casualty or injury information from me.  

I encourage you to get involved and attend the events we hold.  I am always looking for volunteers, so please connect with me it you are interested in volunteering.  

I look forward to connecting with you and having you as a valued member of our Super Breed Family.


Pherby Higgins

Deployment Readiness Coordinator

1st Combat Engineer Battalion


760-763-7893 (office)

760-468-7289 (cell)

760-725-7775 (Officer of the Day)

760-224-0188 (Officer of the Day Cell Phone)


Facebook Pages:

1stCEB Official Page - https://www.facebook.com/1stcombatengineerbattalion

1stCEB Spouses Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/181101315632224







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