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1st Marine Division
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3rd Battalion, 1st Marines


On order, 3d 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.

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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1st Marine Division