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1st Marine Division
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3rd Battalion, 1st Marines
The mission of the Marine Infantry Battalion is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel his assault by fire and close combat.

3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Bart P. Lambert
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol) Lambert enlisted in the Marine Corps on

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Sergeant Major Douglas E. Gardner
Sergeant Major, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment

Douglas E. Gardner enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 2000 and completed recruit training at

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