To close with and destroy the enemy using expeditionary armor-protected firepower, shock effect, and maneuver in support of the MAGTF across the range of military operations.
Philosophy of Command
Do Right and Fear No One: One can take from this that 1st Tank Battalion will focus on desired results, not the consequences of failure. We have all volunteered to serve during an uncertain time. We must keep our honor clean and know that our actions today will follow us for a lifetime.
Daily Duty: Whether Marine, Sailor, or family member, we all have a duty and we must fulfill this responsibility daily. Taking care of one another is our #1 priority. It is the daily duty of every Marine and Sailor in 1st Tank Battalion to: find a coworker doing a great job and thank them, find a problem and fix it, teach someone something, and learn something.
The Tanker Triad: We will achieve operational excellence by relentlessly pursuing brilliance in the basics. Preparing our Marines and Sailors to fight and win in combat is the most import thing we do and there are no short cuts. As a tank battalion we will pursue excellence in the following: gunnery, tactics, and maintenance.
Be the hunter: We will seek to seize the initiative in everything we do. We must influence the action when/where possible. We must maintain our situational awareness in order to positively influence events. We will not win playing defense!
Accountability: Every Marine and Sailor in will be held responsible for their actions. By questioning something that does not look right or by having the courage to say, "Stop," we can avert mishap every day.
Crisis: They will come. Who we are will be determined by how we respond.