On order, 2d 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. The Battalion conducts combat readiness focused training and education across all warfighting functions in preparation for employment as a ground combat element in support of operational requirements.
2d Battalion, 1st Marines will fight the way we train. We are therefore committed to efficient, effective, and safe, but realistic training that cultivates a culture of comradery and lethality within our unit. We constantly assess our performance by asking questions of ourselves and our units: “Have I gotten stronger? Have I learned anything? Are my Marines ready?”
THE PROFESSIONALS WILL BE READY.
Presidential Unit Citation Streamer With One Silver and Four Bronze Stars
* Guadalcanal 7 August-9 December 1942
* Palau Islands 15-29 September 1944
* Okinawa 1 April-21 June 1945
* Korea 15 September-11 October 1950
* Korea 27 November-11 December 1950
* Korea 21-26 April, 16 May-30 June And 11-26 September 1951
* Vietnam 10 Decmeber 1965 - 28 March 1966
* Vietnam 29 March 1966 - 15 September 1967
* Vietnam 27 March 1968-14 April 1968 And 21 August-31 October 1968
* Iraq 21 March-24 April 2003
Navy Unit Commendation Streamer
* Korea 11 August 1952 - 5 May 1953 And 7-27 July 1953
Meritorious Unit Commendation Stream with Four Bronze Stars
* Vietnam 14 April-1 June 1971
* Su 13th Meu 19 June-18 December 1986
* Su 15th Meu 18 December 1987 - 16 December 1988
* Su 13th Meu 20 January-20 April 1999
* Su 11th Meu 3 May-30 June 2001
Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer
* Cuba 21-23 October 1962
American Defense Service Streamer With One Bronze Star
* Cuba 1 March - 7 December 1941
Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Streamer With One Silver and One Bronze Star
* Guadalcanal-Tulagi Landings 7-9 August 1942
* Capture And Defense Of Guadalcanal 10 August-22 December 1942
* Finschhafen Operation 1 September-25 December 1943
* Cape Gloucest, New Britain 26 December 1943 - 1 March 1944
* Capture And Occupation Of Southern Palau Islands, 15 September-2 October 1944
* Assault And Occupation Of Okinawa 1 April-30 June 1945
World War II Victory Streamer
* 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946
Navy Occupation Service Streamer With "Asia"
* Okinawa, 2-26 September 1945
China Service Streamer
* 30 September 1945 - 8 February 1949
National Defense Service Streamer With Three Bronze Stars
* 4 August 1950 - 27 July 1954
* 1 January 1961 - 15 August 1974
* 9 September 1994 - 30 November 1995
* 11 September 2001 - TBD
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer
* Cuba, 24 October-2 December 1962
Vietnam Service Streamer With Two Silver and Three Bronze Stars
* Vietnam Defense Campaign, 22 November-24 December 1965
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign, 25 December 1965 - 30 June 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Ii, 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Iii, 1 June 1967 - 29 January 1968
* Tet Counteroffensive, 30 January-1 April 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Iv, 2 April-30 June 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase V, 1 July-1 November 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Vi, 2 November 1968 - 22 February 1969
* Tet 69/Counteroffensive, 23 February-8 June 1969
* Vietnam, Summer-Fall 1969, 9 June-31 October 1969
* Vietnam, Winter-Spring 1970, 1 November 1969 - 30 April 1970
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1 May-30 June 1970
* Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase Viii, 1 July 1970 - 31 May 1971
Iraq Campaign Streamer
* September-November 2005
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Streamer
* March-May 2003
Global War On Terrorism Service Streamer
* 11 September 2001- TBD
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
* 15-27 September 1950
* 26 October 1950 - 27 July 1953
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry With Palm Streamer
* 22 November 1965 - 20 September 1969
Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer
* 21 September 1969 - 20 November 1970
Activated 1 August 1922 at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment and assigned to the 2nd Brigade.
Participated in the occupation of the Dominican Republic, Deactivated 20 July 1924.
Reactivated 1 March 1941 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines and assigned to the 1st Marine Division, fleet Marine Force.
Deployed during April 1941 to Parris Island, SC.
Deactivated 14 June 1941.
Reactivated 11 February 1942 at New River, NC, and assigned to the 1st Marines Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Deployed during July 1942 to Wellington, New Zealand.
Participated in the following World War II campaigns:
* New Britain
Redeployed during September 1945 to Tiensin, China.
Participated in the occupation of North China, September 1945-October 1947.
Reactivated 4 August 1950 at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, and assigned to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Deployed during August 1950 to Kobe, Japan.
Participated in the Korean War, September 1950-July 1953, Operating from:
* Chosin Reservoir
* East Central
* Western Front
Participated in the defense of the Korean demilitarized zone July 1953 - April 1955.
Relocated to Camp Pendleton, CA in April 1955.
Participated in the Battalion transplacement system between the 1st Marine Division and the 3rd Marine Division during June 1959 - July 1960.
Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962.
Deployed during November 1965 to the Republic of Vietnam, and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Participated in the War in Vietnam, November 1965-May 1971, Operating from:
* Hue/Phu Bai
* Da Nang
* Quang Tri
* Thua Thien
* Quang Nam
Detached during April 1971 from the 1st Marine Division, and reassigned to the 3rd Marine Amphibious Brigade, Fleet Marine Force.
Relocated during June 1971 to Camp Pendleton, CA, and reassigned to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Participated during April - May 1975 in Operation New Arrival, the relocation of refugees from Indochina.
Participated in numerous training exercises during the 1970's and 1980's.
Participated in the Battalion rotation between the 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa and Divisions stationed in the United States during the 1980's.
Deactivated 31 March 1989.
Reactivated 9 September 1994 at Camp Pendleton, CA, and assigned to the 1st Marine Division.
Participated from January to June 2003 in Operation Enduring Freedom I with the 15th MEU.
Participated from February to October 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom II with 1st Marine Division.
Participated from October 2005 to December 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 with 2nd Marine Division and the 13th MEU.
Participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, October 2010 - May 2011.
I am honored to be a Professional and serve with you in this storied battalion. Every Marine and Sailor in this command is entitled to a worthwhile and challenging day. The three tenants below are the foundation for preparing to safeguard the nation.
Teamwork. This battalion is a family. All of us are working together for a common purpose. There are no “us” and “thems” and we can all talk transparently.
Grit. Overcome hardships and do difficult things every day to be smarter, stronger, and more lethal. Most battles are lost in our minds, make sure you are ready to overcome fear, discomfort, and ignorance.
Character. Our world is a complex and complicated environment, professionals fight with a happy heart in hard times. Keep your honor clean, always. Leaders must lead by example and have the moral courage to correct others. Do not tarnish the reputation of those heroes that have gone before us.
If you have questions to what I expect from you as a member of this Battalion, find me. Semper Fidelis.
G. P. BAKER
Information coming soon.
Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC): Brittney St. Cere (760) 763-0831
Uniformed Readiness Coordinator (URC): SSgt Rander Haywood (760) 390-5158
Battalion Chaplain: LT Brian Burd (760) 763-0837
Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC): Londy Say (760) 405-4883
Battalion Officer of the Day (OOD): (760) 207-5933
Regiment Officer of the Day: (760) 725-7247
Uniformed Victim Advocate: (760) 212-5576 or (760) 390-5163
Sexual Assualt Prevention and Responce Victim Advocate: 24/7 helpline (760) 500-1707
FAMILY ASSISTANCE NUMBERS
American Red Cross Message: (800) 951-5600
Operation Homefront: (866) 424-5210
Armed Forces YMCA (760) 385-4921
Aid Life Suicide Hotline: (800) 479-3339
CREDO/Marriage Retreats: (760) 725-4954
OneCall Now Phone Messages: (800) 342-9647
Voting Assistance Officer: (760) 763-0793
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