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1st Battalion, 5th Marines deploys as a Battalion Landing Team to any operating environment and defeats our enemies across the entire spectrum of warfare.
Raised in Shelburne, Vermont, LtCol Nick Freeman received his commission in 2006 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Political Science. Following The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, he reported to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, where he served as a rifle platoon commander and company executive officer over two deployments to Iraq.
Sergeant Major Grabau enlisted in the Marine Corps from National City, California in June of 2001 and completed
recruit training at MCRD San Diego.