1st Marine Division
1st Recon Bn

1st Recon Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan S. Willis
Commanding Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Bn

Lieutenant Colonel Willis is a native of Hamilton, Ohio.  He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December 2004.  Before commissioning, he served as an infantry Marine with Company L, 3d Battalion, 25th Marines from 2000 - 2004. Lieutenant Colonel Willis' company-grade assignments included Scout Sniper Platoon Commander, 3d Battalion, 6th Marines

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Sergeant Major George Hernandez
Sergeant Major, 1st Reconaissance Battalion

Sergeant Major Hernandez enlisted in the Marine Corps on 29 March 2000 and attended Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego, California.  Upon completion he received training at Marine Combat Training School (MCT), at Camp Pendleton. Following MCT, he reported to Supply School, Camp Johnson, North Carolina and upon graduating received the MOS of

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