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1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn

1st Marine Division

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A U.S. Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), gives hand and arm signals during the Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 27, 2018. The units competed against each other to determine which squad will participate in the 1st MARDIV Infantry Competition in late August 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Miguel A. Rosales)
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Lance Cpl. Andrew Parish, an infantry rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), competes during the Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 27, 2018. The units competed against each other to determine which squad will participate in the 1st MARDIV Infantry Competition in late August 2018.
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U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael R. Nakonieczny stands at attention during the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2018. The ceremony represents the official passing of authority from the offgoing commander, Nakonieczny, to the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Dominique B. Neal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
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U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dominique B. Neal, left, the incoming commanding officer, recieves the battalion colors from Lt. Col. Michael R. Nakonieczy, right, the offgoing commanding officer, during the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2018. The ceremony represents the official passing of authority from the offgoing commander, Nakonieczny, to the oncoming commander, Neal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Live Fire Training in Thailand
Marines from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., maneuver across a route during a dry run for a live fire training exercise in a light armored vehicle (LAV), Feb. 18, 2018 at Phu Lamyai, Kingdom of Thailand. The LAV is an amphibious vehicle being tested on its ability to function under combat conditions. The unit is forward-deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the unit deployment program. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Eastham)
Night Raid
A Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division adjusts his night vision as the sun set on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018. 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion conducted a night raid training exercise at Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) Area 25 in order to maintain mission readiness. (Marine Corps photo by PFC. Stephen Beard)
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Mission

"Conduct reconnaissance, security, and economy of force operations and within its capabilities limited offensive or defensive operations that exploit the unit's mobility and firepower."



1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

LtCol Dominique B. Neal
Commanding Officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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SgtMaj R. W. Meltesen
Sergeant Major, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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