1st Recon Battalion
1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, California


Realizing it is my choice and my choice alone
to be a Reconnaissance Marine,
I accept all challenges involved with this profession.
Forever shall I strive to maintain the tremendous reputation
of those who went before me.

Exceeding beyond the limitations
set down by others shall be my goal.
Sacrificing personal comforts and dedicating myself
to the completion of the reconnaissance mission shall be my life.
Physical fitness, mental attitude, and high ethics --

The title of Recon Marine is my honor.

Conquering all obstacles, both large and small,
I shall never quit.
To quit, to surrender, to give up is to fail.
To be a Recon Marine is to surpass failure;
To overcome, to adapt and to do whatever it takes
to complete the mission.

On the battlefield, as in all areas of life,
I shall stand tall above the competition.
Through professional pride, integrity, and teamwork,
I shall be the example
for all Marines to emulate.

Never shall I forget the principles
I accepted to become a Recon Marine.
Honor, Perseverance, Spirit and Heart.

A Recon Marine can speak without saying a word
and achieve what others can only imagine.

Information coming soon.

Information coming soon.

Family Readiness Officer
Staff Sergeant Angel, Adrian
Office #: (760) 763-1099





Letter from your Family Readiness Officer

Hello Families and Friends of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion!

On behalf of the Commanding Officer, and our Marines, and Sailors, Welcome to the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Family Readiness Program.  My name is Staff Sergeant Adrian Angel, and it is a pleasure, and an honor to serve as the Family Readiness Officer (FRO) for 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.  I am dedicated to providing you with all of the resources, and tools needed to successfully meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.

The mission of the Family Readiness Program is to equip our Marines, Sailors, and their families with the tools they need to meet the challenges of military life.  As your FRO, I am here to provide official two-way command communication, information and referral services as well as readiness, and deployment support.  Often, during the tough times, the greatest comfort one can have is to know they have someone to turn to for assistance.  During those times, count on your FRO to be there, and ready to assist.

Whether you are new to the Marine Corps Family, or have been a family for several years, Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) offers many valuable workshops that will assist you in transitioning into the Marine Corps Family.  I use a wide range of opportunities to share information from emails through Marine Online (MOL).

At 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Family Readiness is one of our Commander’s Priorities and I would like to ensure you have access to all the tools to make you successful, and make your time with us as rewarding as possible.

1. FACEBOOK: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion continues to have a Facebook page for social purposes.  This page is open to anyone that would like to follow 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.

2. DUTY PHONE: If you have an urgent issue, and cannot reach your chain of command, feel free to call the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Officer of the Day for assistance at (760) 390-9244.

3. VOLUNTEERING: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion is always in need of volunteers being actively involved in the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion family will no doubt enhance your enjoyment of your time with our Command.  Assisting the Command with feedback, ideas, and events is appreciated and we hope you will join our team!

4. WELCOME ABOARD INFO: The 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Welcome Aboard Packet or a CD can be picked up in my office, or mailed to you.

Again, welcome aboard and please let me know how I can help empower you, and your family!


Staff Sergeant Adrian J. Angel
Family Readiness Officer
1st Reconnaissance Battalion


1st Reconnaissance Bn
PO BOX 555584
Camp Pendleton,
CA 92055-5584 

Camp Pendleton
Directory Assistance:

Contact Phone Number
1st Recon BN Family Readiness Office (760) 763-1099
1st Recon BN Officer of the Day (OOD) (760) 390-9244


1st Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Commanding Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel D. J. Davis

Lieutenant Colonel Davis is a native of South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Course program in 2006. ...

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Sergeant Major, 1st Reconaissance Battalion

Sergeant Major George Hernandez

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...

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