3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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1st Marine Division
Twentynine Palms, California

3d LAR 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.

Equal Opportunity Coordinator

HMC Charlotte Williams

Email: charlotte.williams@usmc.mil

Every Marine and Sailor of 3d LAR will be treated with decency, dignity, and respect and will be provided full and equal opportunity for professional development and success. Judgment based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality will have no bearing in this battalion and will not be tolerated.

Please refer to the documents linked below for additional information and guidance. 

PAC Complaint Form

MCO 5354.1F





Chaplain Lt Edmilson D. Villalba
Chaplain Corps, USN
Phone #: (760) 830-5217 cell: 760-270-8986




BLDG 1620, ON 7TH ST
PHONE #: (760) 830-3167
FAX #: (760) 830-5224
GOV CELL: 760-840-7733

CELL #: EMERGENCY: (760) 401-6139




Letter from the Deployment Readiness Coordinator

Hello! My name is Jillian King and I have the distinct pleasure and honor of being the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) for the 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion aka “The Wolf Pack”.


As your Deployment Readiness Coordinator, I am a liaison between the command and the families. I will be the one to pass battalion information in the marine/sailors absence to authorized contacts and a source for resources and referrals as needed. Lastly, and what I feel to be most important, the pairing of command and myself to ensure the marines/sailors AND their families are consistently "mission ready".

Being a family member to an active duty Marine or Sailor is challenging at best. My goal is to help family members build their support network while learning their way through the military maze, step by step when necessary, until hopefully they are able to become part of the support network for others themselves!

Please do not hesitate to stop by and chat, send me an email, or give me a call! Welcome to the Wolf Pack family!



3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
Box 788272
Twentynine Palms
CA, 92278-8272

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Twentynine Palms
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3D Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Commanding Officer, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

LtCol J.J. Dick

LtCol Dick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 2005 as an Administrative Specialist—his first assignment to Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) in Quantico, Virginia. As a Lance Corporal and Corporal, he served as a BUMED and waivers chief. In 2006, he became a citizen of the...

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Sergeant Major, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

SgtMaj Gerard Casimir

Sergeant Major Gerard Casimir Jr, a native of Boynton Beach, Fl, enlisted in the MarineCorps and reported to MCRD, Parris Island, SC on 6 June 2001, for recruit training withKilo Company, 3d Recruit Training Battalion. Upon his graduation, he reported to MarineCombat Training at Camp Geiger and then...

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