1st Battalion, 1st Marines
1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, California

On order, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines locates, closes with, and destroys the enemy by fire and maneuver or repels the enemy's assault by fire and close combat.

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“The Corps most valuable resource is the individual Marine and their family.”

Deployment Readiness Coordinator:

Mrs. Sonette D. Avalos
1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Cell: (760) 207-3441


Uniformed Readiness Coordinator:

SSgt Richard Stricklin
1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Office: (760) 763-1429

Marines, Sailors, and family members,

Welcome to the First Family!

As your Family Readiness team, we pride ourselves in having a vital role in the well-being of our Marines, Sailors, and their family members. Through the Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP), we ensure that every family member is afforded the opportunity to receive pertinent information regarding their Marine or Sailor along with information about the current events happening within the unit.

Our mission is to provide you with:

• Official Communication

• Information and Referral Services

• Marine And Family Readiness and Deployment Support

The 1/1 Family Readiness Command Team is dedicated to ensuring you are prepared for the unique challenges that come with being the family of a military member. 

Within 1/1, we utilize an email distribution list, generated by Marine Online, to send out information.   If you are not receiving information, please let us know.   

Feel free to contact us should you need any assistance while you are part of the 1st Battalion 1st Marine Family.   We're glad to have you on board and hope to meet you in the future!



Commanding Officer
Attn: (Company or Section)
1st Battalion 1st Marines
Box 555412
Camp Pendleton, Ca 92055-5412


Rank Last Name First Name
1/1 (Company & Section)
Box 555412
Camp Pendleton, Ca 92055-5412






WHEREAS, on March1, 1941, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marines Division, Fleet Marine Force, was duly activated, with subsequent Campaigns in World War II at Guadalcanal, at Finschhafen, at New Britain, at Peleliu, at Okinawa; and

WHEREAS, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines has continued to render Outstanding Services to the United States of America in times of both War and Peace in China, in Japan, in Korea, in the Republic of Vietnam, at Camp Pendleton, in Southwest Asia, in Pakistan, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and in other points around the globe; and

WHEREAS, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines is currently deployed afloat in Southwest Asian waters in the Battalion's continuing service to the United States of America to the State of California, to the County of Orange, and to the City of Newport Beach; and

WHEREAS, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines has been the recipient of numerous awards and decorations from the United States of America and from foreign governments as well.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Steven Bromberg, Mayor of the City of Newport Beach, do hereby recognize and thank


for its long, faithful, and professional service and outstanding contributions in the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps, and hereby proclaim that as of this day the City of Newport Beach and its citizens embrace the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines as its own.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Newport Beach to be affixed this ninth day of December 2003.

Steven Bromberg


City of Newport Beach




1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment Leaders

Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines

LtCol C.K. Smith

LtCol Clark Smith was born and raised in Gallatin, TN. He graduated from the University of Mississippi and wascommissioned through the Naval ROTC program in May of 2008. He reported to The Basic School and received theprimary MOS as an Infantry Officer, 0302....

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Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment

SgtMaj D. R. Benson

Sergeant Major Benson is from Hughesville, Missouri and enlisted in the Marine Corps in February of 2000....

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