1st Marine Division
2nd Battalion, 5th Marines


On order, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines conducts expeditionary, combined arms, and mechanized operations in order to support theater engagement plans and contingency operations.

2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel C. K. Hall
Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Clinton K. Hall grew up in Winnemucca, Nevada, where he graduated from Albert M. Lowry high school in 1996. Shortly afterward, he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps and attended recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California.

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SgtMaj R. W. Ashby
Sergeant Major, 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

Robert W. Ashby Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Lone Jack, Missouri. He enlisted in June 2000 and underwent training at Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California.

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