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3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn

1st Marine Division

Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Moreno, a vehicle commander with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, fires a M240B machine gun from atop a Light Armored Vehicle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 15, 2018. MCCREs ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Miguel A. Rosales)
Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Peyton Ross, an infantryman with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducts a foot patrol during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 12, 2018. MCCREs ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Miguel A. Rosales)
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U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division provide security during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 23, 2017. A MCCRE is designed to evaluate all assigned Mission Essential Tasks prior to deploying. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division poses for a portrait during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017. A MCCRE is designed to evaluate all assigned Mission Essential Tasks prior to deploying. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal
U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division clear buildings during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 23, 2017. A MCCRE is the commander’s method to formally evaluate units in execution of core Mission Essential Tasks prior to an operational deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division confirms grids during Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017. I Marine Expeditionary Force implemented the MCCRE as an evaluation of the company through regimental units in core Mission Essential Tasks in order to ensure unit preparation for deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017. A MCREE is the commander’s method to formally evaluate units in execution of core Mission Essential Tasks prior to an operational deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
Man the Rails
U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 1st Marine Division, pose for a group photo on top of an LAV 25 A2 aboard the USS Essex LHD2 during the parade of ships during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 6, 2017. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
Man the Rails
U.S. Marine Sgt. Blake Greenia with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance, 1st Marine Division, participates in “Man the Rails” aboard the USS Essex LHD2 during the parade of ships during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 6, 2017. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
ITX 5-17 MAGTF-8 3rd LAR FINEX
U.S. Marines with Apache Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), maneuver to their attack position in support of the final exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 (ITX), on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
ITX 5-17 MAGTF-8 3rd LAR FINEX
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. John Dundon, gunner, Apache Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), loads ammunition into an Light Armored Vehicle-25A2 prior to supporting the final exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 (ITX), on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
ITX 5-17 MAGTF-8 3rd LAR FINEX
U.S. Marines with Apache Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), review the scheme of maneuver prior to departure in support of the final exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 (ITX), on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
Armor up: 3rd LAR tackles LSE-17
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-8, fires an M240B medium machine gun from a light armored vehicle during Large Scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Armor up: 3rd LAR tackles LSE-17
U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-8, operate a light armored vehicle during Large Scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Melting pot: Marines with 1/1 and 2nd AAB conduct integrated live-fire range
A Marine awaits instructions on the radio for the next phase of a battalion attack during Large Scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15-18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Taylor Cooper)
ITX 5-17 MAGTF-8 3rd LAR FINEX
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jake Rogers, driver, Apache Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), performs maintenance on a Light Armored Vehicle-25A2 after the final exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 (ITX), on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
ITX 5-17 MAGTF-8 3rd LAR FINEX
U.S. Marines with Apache Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), set up an observation point in support of the final exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 (ITX), on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
Mission

3dLAR conducts light armored reconnaissance, security and offensive operations IOT provide mission capable task organized forces in support of enduring and emerging operational commitments across the Range of Military Operations.


3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Lt. Col. John S. Kinitz
Battalion Commander, 3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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Capt. Peter C. Foster
Executive Officer, 3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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Sgt. Maj. Ryan Gnecco
Sergeant Major, 3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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