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1st Marine Regiment

On order, 1st Marine Regiment deploys as the Ground Combat Element (GCE) for the 1st Marines Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) in support of crisis response operations and provides mission capable battalions in support of enduring and emerging operational requirements in order to meet operational commitments across the range of military operations.

1st Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Brandon W. Graham
Commanding Officer, 1st Marine Regiment

A native of Minnesota, Colonel Graham was commissioned through the NROTC program in 1997 following his graduation from Boston University. A career infantry officer, his command and Operating/Fleet Marine Forces assignments include: rifle, weapons, and heavy weapons platoon command, company executive officer, and Weapons Company Commander at 3d

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Sergeant Major Delwin K. Ellington
Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Regiment

Sergeant Major Delwin K. Ellington enlisted in the Marine Corps on 11 May 1998.  He attended Recruit Training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina.  Following his graduation, he reported to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Marine Combat Training.  Upon completion, he reported to Assault Amphibian School Battalion at Camp

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