1st Marine Division
2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

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.

2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Brad E. Whited
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Whited is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia. He holds his Bachelor of

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Sergeant Major Hector A. Rivera
Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

 Sergeant Major Rivera attended recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in

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